Definition of leftist in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈleftəst/


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.


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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.