Definition of Leftist

1. Noun. A person who belongs to the political left.

Exact synonyms: Collectivist, Left-winger
Specialized synonyms: Pink, Pinko
Generic synonyms: Socialist
Derivative terms: Collectivism, Collectivism, Collectivist, Left Wing, Leftism



2. Adjective. Believing in or supporting tenets of the political left.
Exact synonyms: Left-of-center, Left-wing
Similar to: Left

Definition of Leftist

1. Noun. A person who holds views associated with the political left. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the political left. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leftist

1. an advocate of leftism [n -S] - See also: leftism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leftist

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

Literary usage of Leftist

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

1. Afghanistan: The First Five Years of Soviet Occupation by J. Bruce Amstutz (1994)
"... general commander of the Sharafat Kuh Front in Farah province. leftist RESISTANCE GROUPS ... leftist ..."

2. The Cold War in Asia edited by James G. Hershberg (1996)
"This demonstrates that the leftist leaders in the south did not yet ... The reasons were, first of all, that Pak controlled the biggest leftist party in the ..."

3. Syria and the Middle East Peace Process by Alasdair Drysdale, Raymond A. Hinnebusch (1991)
"Palestinian-leftist counteroffensive soon put the Maronites in jeopardy. Syria tried to restrain and intimidate its allies by cutting off supplies and ..."

4. Turkey: Violations of Free Expression in Turkey by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Christopher Panico, Human Rights Watch (1999)
"Security forces—especially those involved in actions against the PKK or armed radical leftist groups—have seemingly cultivated a tight, ..."

5. Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion in Perspective by Anthony Arnold (1985)
"Several months after taking power, he began reappointing his leftist ministers ... The fact that he was a leftist ostensibly had no bearing on the matter. ..."

6. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1921)
"The ' West Bengal United leftist Front ' and Jana Sangha demanded a fundamental ... The leftist front did not favour the present parliamentary nature of our ..."

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