left·​ish ˈlef-tish How to pronounce leftish (audio)
: showing leftist tendencies or a moderately leftist character

Examples of leftish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other side bivouacs at the White House and has far too many notions—not a few of them absurd, in a leftish way. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 25 May 2023 These distinctives are a challenge for leftish admiration of the secular, peaceable welfare states of Northern Europe. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 22 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leftish was in 1899

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“Leftish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leftish. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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