Definition of Leftism

1. Noun. The ideology of the political left; belief in or support of the tenets of the political left.

Generic synonyms: Ideology, Political Orientation, Political Theory
Derivative terms: Leftist



Definition of Leftism

1. Noun. Belief in the principles of left-wing politics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leftism

1. a liberal political philosophy [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Leftism

leftards
lefte
leftenant
leftenants
lefter
leftest
lefteye flounder
lefteyed flounder
leftfield
lefthand
lefthanded
lefthander
leftie
lefties
leftish
leftism (current term)
leftisms
leftist
leftists
leftmosts
leftosphere
leftover
leftovers
lefts
leftward
leftwards
leftwing
leftwinger
leftwingers

Literary usage of Leftism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"After India became independent this leftism found itself an insignificant ... This leftism after even thirty years of Independence is still nascent in the ..."

2. El Salvador at War: An Oral History of Conflict from the 1979 Insurrection edited by Max G. Manwaring, Court Prisk (1995)
"You had, in the universities, strong centers of leftism particularly among the academics and the tradition of the free university of Latin America. ..."

3. The Fruits of Victory: A Sequel to "The Great Illusion," by Norman Angell (1921)
"No sooner does the Left of some party break off and found a new party than it is immediately confronted by its own 'leftism.' And your dogmatist hates the ..."

4. Afghanistan's Two-Party Communism: Parcham and Khalq by Anthony Arnold (1983)
"... Central Committee's plenums, Babrak said, "In publishing the newspaper KHALQ, the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan became involved in 'leftism. ..."

5. Cross Currents in Europe To-day by Charles Austin Beard (1922)
"The infantile disease of 'leftism' will pass and will be completely overcome with the growth of the movement." He also informed them that although the March ..."

6. Low-Intensity Conflict in the Third World by Stephen Blank, Lewis B. Ware, Air University (U.S.). Press (1988)
"Egyptian Marxists contended that the rise of the Jihad was related directly to Sadat's encouragement of religion to check political leftism; ..."

7. Latin America Today by Pablo González Casanova (1993)
"... "principlism," or ultra-leftism) should be able to unite the daily claims of different sectors in one programmatic body of strategic political thought. ..."

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