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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.

leftism

a radical or liberal position or doctrine, especially in politics. — leftist, n., adj.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leftism - the ideology of the political left; belief in or support of the tenets of the political left
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Translations

leftism

[ˈleftɪzəm] Nizquierdismo m

leftism

[ˈlɛftɪzəm] ngauchisme m
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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Secondly, I found it strange that while leftists are meant to be critical thinkers, many of those who spoke as leftist gurus, tended to parrot recycled thoughts, which they embraced as if religious doctrines.
not just the leftists, but other students too," she said.
There were four major directions inside the movement, three of which were already established: liberals, national Nasserites, and leftists.
This spoof of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 "I will Survive," by Egyptian Secular leftists about sums it up.
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However, it is well known that most if not all these liberals-rather-than leftists are hard-core Zionists who oppose the dismantling of Jewish settlements and especially the repatriation of significant numbers of Palestinian refugees back to their homes and villages in what is now Israel.
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Pre-poll bids to field a single candidate on behalf of liberals and leftists fizzled out.
The reason these two people were kept in prison so long was because there were different judgments regarding the penalties imposed in the clashes between leftists and rightists.
Ziad Bahaa Eldin, an MP with the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, said members of his party had also withdrawn from the panel, joining several other high profile liberals and leftists.