ul·​tra·​left·​ism | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈlef-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce ultraleftism (audio) \

Definition of ultraleftism

: advocacy of or adherence to extreme left-wing political policies and positions … documents the brief but threatening resurgence of ultraleftism— Carolyn Wakeman

Other Words from ultraleftism

ultraleftist \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈlef-​tist How to pronounce ultraleftist (audio) \ 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

First Known Use of ultraleftism

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Ultraleftism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraleftism. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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