right wing

right wing
noun Date: 1856 1. the rightist division of a group or party 2. right 8 • right-wing adjectiveright-winger noun

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  • right-wing — adj a right wing person or group supports the ideas and beliefs of ↑capitalism ≠ ↑left wing ▪ right wing parties ▪ The organization is very right wing. >right wing n ▪ the right wing of the Conservative party >right winger n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • right wing — right′ wing′ n. gov the conservative or reactionary element in a political party or other organization • Etymology: 1930–35 right′ wing′, adj. right′ wing′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • right wing — n. [see RIGHT, n. 8] the more conservative or reactionary section of a political party or group right wing adj. right winger n …   English World dictionary

  • right-wing — adjective * conservative in your political views: right wing groups/governments/intellectuals ─ opposite LEFT WING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • right wing — right wing, adj. right winger, n. 1. members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform. 2. such a political party or a group of such parties. 3. that part of a political or social organization… …   Universalium

  • right wing — ► NOUN 1) the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system. [ORIGIN: see LEFT WING(Cf. ↑left winger).] 2) the right side of a sports team on the field or of an army. DERIVATIVES right winger noun …   English terms dictionary

  • right-wing — right wing; right wing·er; …   English syllables

  • right-wing — [adj] conservative politically conservative, conventional, reactionary, rightist, ultra conservative, unprogressive; concept 542 Ant. left wing, radical …   New thesaurus

  • right wing — as a noun, in the political sense, 1905 (see LEFT (Cf. left)). From 1882 in football. Right winger attested by 1919 in U.S. politics, 1895 in sports …   Etymology dictionary

  • right-wing — ♦♦♦ (The spelling right wing is also used for meaning 2.) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A right wing person or group has conservative or capitalist views. ...a right wing government... Liberals say the paper is too right wing. 2) N SING: the N The… …   English dictionary

  • right wing — noun the right wing political groups that believe very strongly in the capitalist economic system: The party is dominated by its right wing. right wing adjective: right wing views right winger noun (C): a prominent right winger in the party… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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