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leftist Syllabification: left·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈleftəst/

Definition of leftist in English:


A person who supports the political views or policies of the left.
Example sentences
  • I actually read the infamous Communist Manifesto by Marx and other leftist literature.
  • Radicals and leftists have to be visible, and visible in an aspirational way.
  • There, the military had overthrown the elected leftist government and murdered thousands of its supporters.


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Supportive of the political views or policies of the left: leftist radicals



Pronunciation: /ˈlefˌtizəm/
Example sentences
  • Records the implosion of its Labor Party, long the country's majority party, now doomed to irrelevance as it sinks deeper into a leftism that consists mostly of wishful thinking.
  • Deacon and I were both part of the anti-Viet Nam war movement, and for both of us, the tortuous path to understanding the truth about that conflict was an important part of our shedding the leftism of our youth.
  • I'm partial to this one because it springs, in part, from a central fallacy of the leftism of them and others.

Words that rhyme with leftist

dentist • transvestist • statist

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