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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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