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left·ism

also Left·ism  (lĕf′tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The ideology of the political left.
2. Belief in or support of the tenets of the political left.

left′ist adj. & n.

leftist

(ˈlɛftɪst)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, tending towards, or relating to the political left or its principles
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who supports or belongs to the political left
ˈleftism n

left•ist

(ˈlɛf tɪst)

n. (sometimes cap.)
1. a member of the political Left; liberal or radical.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left.
[1920–25]
left′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leftist - a person who belongs to the political left
pinko, pink - a person with mildly leftist political views
socialist - a political advocate of socialism
Adj.1.leftist - believing in or supporting tenets of the political left
left - of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
Translations

leftist

[ˈleftɪst] ADJ & Nizquierdista mf

leftist

[ˈlɛftɪst]
adj [person, candidate, party] (moderately)de gauche; (extreme left)gauchiste; [policies, tendencies] (moderately)de gauche; (extreme left)gauchiste
n (moderately)personne f de gauche; (extremist)gauchiste m/fleft-justify [ˌlɛftˈdʒʌstɪfaɪ] vtjustifier à gaucheleft luggage left-luggage [ˌlɛftˈlʌgɪdʒ] n (British)
(= office) → consigne f
(= articles left) → bagages mpl laissés en consigneleft-luggage locker n(casier m à) consigne f automatiqueleft-luggage office nconsigne fleft out adj
to feel left out [person] → se sentir à l'écart
Not knowing the language I felt really left out → Comme je ne connaissais pas la langue, je me suis vraiment senti à l'écart.

leftist

adjlinke(r, s), linksgerichtet; his views are leftister ist linksgerichtet, er steht links
nLinke(r) mf

leftist

[ˈlɛftɪst] (Pol)
1. adjdi sinistra
2. nuno/a di sinistra
References in classic literature ?
this paragraph refers to controversies, before the French "July Revolution" of 1830, between rightist ("cote droit" = right side) legitimists, who read the official "Moniteur" newspaper and supported the absolutist Bourbon monarchy of King Charles X, and leftist ("cote gauche" = left side) liberals, who read "Le Temps" and argued for reform or revolution; "nothing good could come of Nazareth" = from the Bible, John, I, 46: "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth"}
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The case against bureaucracy was already being made by Leftist organizations like Students for a Democratic Society (SDS, the vanguard of the New Left), whose 1962 Port Huron Statement is a broad humanist argument against organizational life.
The colombian army has seized pounds 22m worth of cocaine belonging to leftist guerrillas hidden in a cove on the outskirts of a city near the border with Venezuela.
But the attention surrounding Horowitz's unfounded charges only served to fuel the conservatives' cry that their opinions are excluded or ridiculed by Leftist professors.
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There are eight radical Islamists and four leftist ecologists.
In the case of the missing body of South American leftist Che Guevara, it took years just to find the burial site.
Two leftist groups called the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru begin a guerrilla war against the government.
The man everyone calls "Lula" is not really the first leftist to be elected president of Brazil.
He was serving an 18-year jail sentence for membership in an outlawed leftist group, the Union of Revolutionary Communists of Turkey, and was hospitalised last month, according to the prisoners solidarity group Ozgur Tayad.