Definition of "left-wing" []

  • The leftist faction of an assembly, party, group, etc; the radical or progressive wing (noun)
  • The units of an army situated on the left of a battle position (noun)
  • The left-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of either team facing its opponents' goal (noun)
  • A player positioned in this area in certain games (noun)
  • Of, belonging to, or relating to the political left wing (adjective)
  • Supporting political reform to make society more egalitarian, secular, and/or democratic (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "left-wing" in a sentence
  • "He said Paul's information was based on Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government, which he called a "left-wing organization.""
  • "Referring to the economists' letter warning about his policy, the Chancellor said: You can always assemble a group of what the BBC themselves called left-wing academics to criticise what we are doing."
  • "LONDON—Clifford Odets 1906-63 was a Russian-Jewish American writer best known as a left-wing playwright, but most familiar to posterity for the screenplay of "Sweet Smell of Success.""