right-wing

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(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 right wing of a political party consists of the members who have the most conservative or the most capitalist views.

...the right wing of the Conservative Party...

Why did the right wing have so much power within the Kremlin?


English dictionary. 2008.

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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|er — «RYT WIHNG uhr», noun. 1. a right wing member of a political group or political party. 2. a person who has conservative or reactionary ideas in politics …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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


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