Adjective "leftism" definition and examples

(Leftism may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈlɛftɪz(ə)m/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The political views or policies of the left.
  1. 'As its subtitle indicates, it is about the underground, the hidden traditions of bohemianism and leftism that lie beneath the surface of capitalist America.'
  2. 'Many university lefties aren't actually convinced by leftism enough to actually hold true to it when they graduate and the pressures of the working life start pushing in.'
  3. 'After all, the defense of vulnerable men and women is classic leftism.'
  4. 'This form of leftism seems to be stemming from Europe, where the art of protest has been honed over thousands of years, and they're used to being sprayed with tear gas, mace and rubber bullets for their efforts.'
  5. 'Well, I wouldn't use Democrats as a model for libertarian leftism.'
  6. 'And here a certain sort of libertarianism comes full circle to join hands with a certain sort of leftism.'
  7. 'I can't make any categorical statements about the history of student leftism.'
  8. 'One wonders, however, if he fully subscribes to the vulgar leftism his argument suggests.'
  9. 'There, in the 1960s, it met the newer, harsher leftism of the anti-imperialist socialist movements - both Soviet-inspired and anti-Soviet.'
  10. 'Although he shared the Grierson gang's instinctive leftism, he was never quite trusted by them.'

More definitions

1. a member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views. adjective

2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left.

More examples(as adjective)

"coalitions can be leftism."

Origin

(leftist)