right wing


Definition of right wing 

1 : the rightist division of a group or party

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Other words from right wing

right-wing \ˈrīt-ˈwiŋ, -ˌwiŋ \ adjective
right-winger \ˈrīt-ˈwiŋ-ər, ˌrīt- \ noun

Examples of right wing in a Sentence

His nomination is supported by the party's left wing but opposed by the right wing.

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Amazingly, managing the end of the Cold War and the international coalition that forced Saddam out of Kuwait had turned out to be less soul-sapping than trying to negotiate, over and over, with the obstinate right wing of his own party. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 10 July 2018 Donis continued to cause Bayern Munich serious problems down the right wing, while Stuttgart's Holger Badstuber thwarted the hosts' attacking play on his return to the Allianz Arena. SI.com, "Bayern Munich 1-4 Stuttgart: Reds Humbled in Bundesliga Classic as Heynckes Waves Final Goodbye," 12 May 2018 Witnesses told the broadcaster that the right wing of the plane caught fire shortly after takeoff. Alexandra Zavis, latimes.com, "More than 250 killed when military transport plane crashes in Algeria," 11 Apr. 2018 Traditionally, when sitting presidents have faced primary challenges, those challenges have come from the party's base – from the left wing of the Democratic Party or the right wing of the Republican Party. John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Curtain rises in New Hampshire with president’s appearance," 19 Mar. 2018 In the United Kingdom, the Conservative party leadership agreed to the 2016 Brexit referendum in order to stave off defections from the right wing of its base. Amanda Taub, New York Times, "Paving Over Differences, Europe’s Centrists Risk Rougher Ride," 11 Feb. 2018 However, England quickly identified their best attacking outlet, using right wing-back Kieran Trippier to maximum effect as the Tottenham man put in a number of dangerous crosses in the first period. SI.com, "Sweden 0-2 England: Football Takes Huge Step Closer to Home as Three Lions Dominate Against Swedes," 7 July 2018 Fabinho’s initial service from the right wing was redirected back to Creavalle, who chipped the ball over Atlanta’s back line. Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com, "Union's 3-1 loss at Atlanta United marred by red cards to Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin," 2 June 2018 The former Anaheim Ducks right wing was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year and is an Olympic medalist. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Hot Property Newsletter: Playing around," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of right wing

: the part of a political group that consists of people who support conservative or traditional ideas and policies : the part of a political group that belongs to or supports the Right

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