leftish

adjective
left·​ish | \ ˈlef-tish How to pronounce leftish (audio) \

Definition of leftish

: showing leftist tendencies or a moderately leftist character

Examples of leftish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After college, Sale worked for a leftish publication and spent time in Africa. Steven Levy, Wired, 5 Jan. 2021 The signatories appear to be primarily young, leftish students, intellectuals, and activists. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Oct. 2020 Mr West predicts that this pattern of defeat will intensify as his peers take an already leftish establishment further to the left. The Economist, 4 June 2020 Plaid Cymru, a leftish party which advocates Welsh independence and remaining in the EU, has doubled its share of the vote, partly thanks to a strong performance in debates by Adam Price, its new leader. The Economist, 5 Dec. 2019 Yet modern liberalism fits the modern world of high human capital better than the old rightish model of dim-witted peasants properly led by the aristocracy or the old leftish model of gormless proletarians properly led by The Party. The Economist, 8 Jan. 2020 Mr Sánchez could do better than in April, if leftish voters opt to punish Podemos. The Economist, 25 July 2019 Second, the new commission will have a leftish hue on many big issues. The Economist, 5 Sep. 2019 Progressive on the environment and social cohesion—16 of the 27 commissioners have liberal or leftish political backgrounds—but reactionary on culture-war issues, in other words. The Economist, 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of leftish

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Leftish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leftish. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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