believing in or supporting tenets of the political left (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑leftist, ↑left-wing
Similar to: ↑left

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/left"euhv sen"teuhr/, adj.
holding liberal views in politics; left-wing.

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ˌcentre-ˈleft 8 [centre-left] (especially US ˌcenter-ˈleft) (BrE also ˌleft-of-ˈcentre US also ˌleft-of-ˈcenter) adjective (politics)
supporting both ↑capitalism and gradual social change

a centre-left coalition government

Derived Word:centre-left
See also:center-left left-of-centre

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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