Adjective "leftwards" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈlɛftwəd/

Definitions and examples

adverb

Towards the left.
  1. 'The road bent leftward along the rear of Morris Street.'
  2. 'He moved his leg to the left, so he could move himself leftward, to allow his eyes to adjust better than they would if he had been blocking the light.'
  3. 'They stampede leftward.'
  4. 'I caught another set of headlights approaching me, and then looked leftwards to see who was beside me.'
Towards support of radical, reforming, or socialist views.
  1. 'public opinion is shifting leftwards'
  2. 'The avowedly staunch centrist governor lurched leftward.'
  3. 'The country is moving leftward on many social issues.'
  4. 'Our politics continue to shift leftward and away from its conservative groove at a pace that has defied predictions.'

adjective

Going towards or facing the left.
  1. 'Eventually it landed a step or two onto the green and rolled some 30 yards forward, taking a small leftward slope toward the hole and eventually settling 3 ½ feet from the cup.'
  2. 'They initiate their approach by pushing the ball leftward, walk left to their release area, and swing the ball to a breakpoint about 45 to 50 feet down the lane.'
  3. 'Circular clockwise motion of a cilium can generate directional leftward flow if its axis is not perpendicular to the cell surface but tilted posteriorly.'
Tending to support radical, reforming, or socialist views.
  1. 'They would assume I was describing somebody on the leftward fringe of the most liberal party.'
  2. 'He is particularly dour about the universities, where the professoriate remains overwhelmingly attached to a familiar leftward agenda.'
  3. 'I don't think it's entirely correct to assign a leftward drift to the Republican efforts during his term.'
  4. 'The region boasts a leftward bent to its politics.'

Definitions

1. Also, leftwards. toward or on the left. adjective

2. situated on the left.

3. directed toward the left.

More examples(as adjective)

"shifts can be leftwards."

Origin

(leftward)