leftward

adjective or adverb
left·​ward | \ ˈleft-wərd How to pronounce leftward (audio) \

Definition of leftward

: being at, toward, or to the left

Examples of leftward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an interview, Iván Duque defended his performance amid the pandemic and social strife, which could prompt a leftward shift in elections next year. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, a contingent of moderates are worried that a leftward drift could cost the party seats in the midterms next year. Julie Carr Smyth, chicagotribune.com, 4 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, a contingent of moderates are worried that a leftward drift could cost the party seats in the midterms next year. Julie Carr Smyth, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2021 Surely the desire to extend these subsidies indefinitely has nothing to do with that demographic's leftward shift in recent elections? Sally Pipes, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, a contingent of moderates are worried that a leftward drift could cost the party seats in the midterms next year. Julie Carr Smyth, chicagotribune.com, 4 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, a contingent of moderates are worried that a leftward drift could cost the party seats in the midterms next year. Julie Carr Smyth, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, a contingent of moderates are worried that a leftward drift could cost the party seats in the midterms next year. Julie Carr Smyth, chicagotribune.com, 4 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, a contingent of moderates are worried that a leftward drift could cost the party seats in the midterms next year. Julie Carr Smyth, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of leftward

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2021

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“Leftward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leftward. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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leftward

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of leftward

: toward the left

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