Definitions

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  • adj. politically in favor of preserving traditional social orders and heirarchies, and/or government non-interference in economic affairs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. believing in or supporting tenets of the political right

Etymologies

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From the seating arrangement in the French parliament after the French Revolution.

Examples

  • But when Brooks or Charles Murray or Robert Rector deploy their behavioral explanations for poverty it's done because it's a great justification for the long-term right-wing project of tearing apart what's left of the social safety net.

    Joseph A. Palermo: David Brooks's Anti-Poverty Program: "Bourgeois Paternalism"

  • TSC has been called a right-wing front group funded by the pharmaceutical industry and developed through the direct mail business of its founder, Richard Viguerie.

    Broke

  • Norwegian police said Saturday that the death toll from Friday's attacks has risen to 91 and confirmed that they have arrested a suspect whom they described as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist.

    News - latimes.com

  • The bias of major media toward the presumptively authentic expression right-wing populism, in comparison with its general disdain for left-wing protest movements, certainly influenced the initial disparate levels of coverage.

    Jonathan Weiler: The Media and the Five Stages of Grief Over Occupy Wall Street

  • Newt Gingrich, in an unguarded moment on Meet the Press, called the idea right-wing social engineering, no better than left wing social engineering.

    Will Durst: Corroded Clockwork

  • During her years as France's first lady between 1981 and 1995, she publicly defended opponents to Latin American right-wing dictatorships, as well Palestinian leaders and antiapartheid activists in South Africa.

    Wife of Former French Leader Mitterrand Dies

  • However, comments made in German right-wing extremist online discussion forums after the news broke suggested that some members were impressed by the strategy of "Exit Deutschland."

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: Creative Ways to Counter Right-Wing Extremism: Trojan T-Shirts

  • Much of the criticism is focused on describing the candidates as lackeys to the Tea Party, which establishment Democrats have classified as right-wing zealots bent on destroying the U.S.

    FOXNews.com

  • Referring to the right-wing British group the English Defence League, Breivik added: "I wonder sometimes if one of the EDL founders was one of the co-founders of the Knights Templar, I guess I'll never know for sure."

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Norway suspect described as right-wing Christian; death toll hits 91

    News - latimes.com

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