neoconservative
noun Date: 1952 a former liberal espousing political conservatism • neoconservatism nounneoconservative adjective

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  • neoconservative — UK [ˌniːəʊkənˈsɜː(r)vətɪv] / US [ˌnɪoʊkənˈsɜrvətɪv] adjective relating to, or expressing, conservative views of the type that existed before the liberal times of the 1960s and 1970s the party s neoconservative agenda Derived word: neoconservative …   English dictionary

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  • neoconservative — noun A supporter of neoconservatism …   Wiktionary

  • neoconservative — neo·conservative …   English syllables

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  • neoconservatism — neoconservative, n., adj. /nee oh keuhn serr veuh tiz euhm/, n. moderate political conservatism espoused or advocated by former liberals or socialists. [1960 65; NEO + CONSERVATISM] * * * ▪ political philosophy Introduction       variant of the… …   Universalium

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