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Meaning of CONSERVATISM

Pronunciation:  kun'survu`tizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a political orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
 

CONSERVATISM is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: conservativism
 
 See Also: ideology, political orientation, political theory, reaction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*serv"a*tism\, n. [For conservatism.]
The disposition and tendency to preserve what is established;
opposition to change; the habit of mind; or conduct, of a
conservative.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abnegation, abstinence, backwardness, calm, calmness, conservativeness, constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, evenness, fogyism, gentleness, golden mean, happy medium, impartiality, judiciousness, juste-milieu, laissez-faireism, lenity, meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, neutrality, nonviolence, nothing in excess, old school tie, old-fashionedness, pacifism, political conservatism, prudence, repose, resistance to change, restraint, rightism, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, serenity, sobriety, stability, standpattism, steadiness, temperance, temperateness, tranquillity, ultraconservatism, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, unprogressiveness, via media
 

 

 

 

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