right-wing definition by Webster's New World
right-wing definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The conservative or reactionary faction of a group.
- See right.
- rightˈ-wingˈ adjective
- rightˈ-wingˈer noun
right-wing - Cultural Definition
A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates very conservative policies. Right-wing groups generally support free enterprise. In the United States, the right wing generally argues for a strong national defense program and opposes federal involvement in promoting social welfare. (Compare left-wing.)
- Although both major political parties in the United States have right-wing factions, right-wing policies are usually associated with the Republican party.
A descriptive term for conservative or reactionary political views, particularly those supporting the current social order or calling for a return to an earlier order. Right-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Right. (Compare left-wing.)
Variant of right wing