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  • 1left-wing — adj a left wing person or group supports the political aims of groups such as Socialists and ↑Communists ≠ ↑right wing ▪ a left wing newspaper ▪ a left wing political organization. ▪ She s got very left wing views. >left wing n [singular] ▪… …

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  • 2left-wing — adjective * someone who is left wing has SOCIALIST aims and ideas, for example that property, money, and power should be shared more equally: radical left wing activists a. used about left wing theories, policies, etc.: a left wing agenda ─… …

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  • 3left wing — (n.) also (as an adjective) left wing, 1871 in the political sense (1530s in a military formation sense), from LEFT (Cf. left) (adj.) + WING (Cf. wing) (n.). Related: Left winger …

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  • 4left wing — n. Those trying to reform the established order, particularly in political matters, to enhance the condition of the common people; sometimes applied to those advocating overthrow of an existing government by radical means. Syn: left, left wing,… …

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  • 5left wing — left′ wing′ n. gov the liberal or radical element in a political party or other organization • Etymology: 1700–10 left′ wing′, adj. left′ wing′er, n …

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  • 6left-wing|er — «LEHFT WIHNG uhr», noun. a left wing member of a political party or a supporter of left wing political views …

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  • 7left-wing — a. 1. Of or pertaining to the political left or its ideology. [PJC] 2. Believing in or supporting tenets of the political left. Syn: leftist, left of center. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 8left wing — n. [see LEFT1, n. 4] the more liberal or radical section of a political party, group, etc. left wing adj. left winger n …

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  • 9left-wing — left wing; left wing·er; …

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  • 10left wing — ► NOUN 1) the radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system. [ORIGIN: with reference to the National Assembly in France (1789 91), where the nobles sat to the president s right and the commons to the left.] 2) the left… …

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  • 11left wing — left wing, adj. left winger, n. 1. members of a liberal or radical political party, or those favoring extensive political reform. 2. such a party or a group of such parties. 3. the part of a political or social organization advocating a liberal… …

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  • 12left-wing — [adj] liberal communist, leftist, radical, socialist; concepts 529,542 …

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  • 13left-wing — also left wing 1) ADJ GRADED Left wing people have political ideas that are based on socialism. They said they would not be voting for him because he was too left wing. Ant: right wing 2) N SING: usu the N The left wing of a group of people,… …

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  • 14left-wing — 1 adjective supporting the political aims of groups such as Socialists and Communists, such as the idea that money and property should be divided more fairly: She s very left wing. | a left wing newspaper opposite right wing left winger noun (C)… …

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  • 15left-wing */ — UK / US adjective a) someone who is left wing is considered to have socialist aims and ideas, for example that property, money, and power should be shared more equally radical left wing activists b) used about left wing theories, policies etc a… …

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  • 16left wing — /lɛft ˈwɪŋ / (say left wing) noun 1. members of a socialist, progressive, or radical political party or section of a party. 2. such a group, party, or a group of such parties. 3. Sport that part of the field of play which forms the left flank of… …

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  • 17left-wing — adjective believing in or supporting tenets of the political left • Syn: ↑leftist, ↑left of center • Similar to: ↑left * * * ˌleft ˈwing [left wing] …

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  • 18left wing — noun a) the more left wing faction of a group or party b) the left hand side of a sports field Ant: right wing See Also: left wing …

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  • 19LEFT-WING — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. [LEFT WING] liberal, leftist, radical. Left wing activists wanted to preserve the entire forest, regardless of the jobs lost. SYN.: liberal, leftist, radical, progressive, far left, red, communistic. ANT.: right wing …

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  • 20ˌleft-ˈwing — adj someone who is left wing is thought to have SOCIALIST aims and ideas, for example that property, money, and power should be shared more equally Ant: right wing ˌleft ˈwinger noun [C] …

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