Definition of leftist in English:

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leftist

Pronunciation: /ˈleftəst/

noun

A person with left-wing political views.
Example sentences
  • Do you really believe the Republican majority in the House and Senate would obey this radical leftist?
  • By way of background, most British leftists have some degree of emotional attachment to our public services.
  • We were even courageous in front of an amphitheatre crowded with excited leftists.

adjective

Having or relating to left-wing political views: leftist radicals
More example sentences
  • The air strikes caused a profound split inside leftist groups that could not decide which side they should support.
  • He also held strong leftist sympathies.
  • His political commentaries reveal much about American leftist politics of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Syllabification: left·ist

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