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
leftistplay \ˈlef-tist\ noun or adjective
Examples of leftism in a Sentence
the candidate's opponents are working overtime to paint him as a champion of extreme leftism
Recent Examples of leftism from the Web
So do the populist-nationalist appeal of Marine Le Pen's National Front—and the far-leftism of Greece's Syriza party.
The horrors of the Soviet empire tainted other forms of leftism, including social democratic ideals, which in fact had been anti-communist.
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