ul·​tra·​left·​ism ˌəl-trə-ˈlef-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce ultraleftism (audio)
: advocacy of or adherence to extreme left-wing political policies and positions
… documents the brief but threatening resurgence of ultraleftismCarolyn Wakeman
ultraleftist noun
plural ultraleftists
… I will conclude with the advice that Lenin gave ultraleftists in 1920. Louis Proyect
ultraleftist adjective
… hoped to counteract the influence of ultraleftist groups that wished to jettison "bourgeois" culture—from the ancients to modernism—and establish a purely proletarian culture in its stead. Michael Henry Heim

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultraleftism was in 1943

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“Ultraleftism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraleftism. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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