leftism

noun left·ism \ ˈlef-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of leftism

1 : the principles and views of the left; also : the movement embodying these principles
2 : advocacy of or adherence to the doctrines of the left

leftist

play \ˈlef-tist\ noun or adjective

Examples of leftism in a Sentence

  1. the candidate's opponents are working overtime to paint him as a champion of extreme leftism

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First Known Use of leftism

1880

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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leftism Synonyms

Synonyms

left, liberalism;

Antonyms

conservatism, right;

Near Antonyms

neoconservatism;



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