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conservatism Explained

conservatism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


conservatism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U]
1 dislike of change and new ideas: --people's innate conservatism in matters of language//
2 also Conservatism: the political belief that society should change as little as possible//
3 Conservatism: the political beliefs of the British Conservative Party//

conservatism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Political attitude or ideology denoting a preference for institutions and practices that have evolved historically and are thus manifestations of continuity and stability. It was first expressed in the modern era through the works of E. Burke in reaction to the French Revolution, which he believed tarnished its ideals by its excesses. Conservatives believe that the implementation of change should be minimal and gradual. Their perspective tends to be right of center, appreciative of history, and more realistic than idealistic. Well-known conservative parties include the British Conservative Party, the Christian Democratic Parties of Germany and Italy, the U.S. Republican Party, and the Japanese Liberal-Democratic Party. See also liberalism, right.

conservatism at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "conservatism":
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

conservatism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 the tendency to resist great or sudden change:
the innate conservatism of older people
2 (also Conservatism) the political belief that society should change as little as possible:
an examination of the political theories of conservatism and liberalism
3 (usually Conservatism) the principles of the Conservative Party in British politics

Conservatism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conservatism \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

conservatism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a political or theological orientation advocating the
preservation of the best in society and opposing radical
changes [syn: {conservativism}]

conservatism at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » conservare||to conserve; to keep, guard, observe|lang=la.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A political philosophy that advocates traditional values.
    1. A risk-averse attitude or approach.

      Related terms

      * conserve

  • conservation
  • conservationist
  • conservative
  • conservator
  • conservatory
  • conservativeness


    Inter: trans-top » political philosophy that favors maintaining limited government involvement
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سياسة محافظة|f|tr=siyaasa muHaafaZa|sc=Arab
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|保守主義|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|保守主义|tr=bǎoshǒuzhǔyì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|konzervatismus|m
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conservatisme|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Konservatismus|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|konzervativizmus
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|coimeádachas|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|保守主義|tr=ほしゅしゅぎ, hoshushugi|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|보수주의|tr=bosuju-ui|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|保守主義|sc=Kore)
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|консерватизм|m|tr=konservatízm|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conservadurismo|m, Inter: t- » es|conservatismo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konservatism|n
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|chủ nghĩa bảo thủ
    • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|קאנסערוואטיזם|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » political philosophy that moral objectivism exists, and should be adhered to
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Konservatismus|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|konzervativizmus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|coimeádachas|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konservatism|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English nouns ending in "-ism" -
    Translation: et » conservatism
    Translation: fr » conservatism
    Translation: ko » conservatism
    Translation: io » conservatism
    Translation: kn » conservatism
    Translation: lo » conservatism
    Translation: lt » conservatism
    Translation: my » conservatism
    Translation: nl » conservatism
    Translation: pl » conservatism
    Translation: fi » conservatism
    Translation: sv » conservatism
    Translation: ta » conservatism
    Translation: tr » conservatism
    Translation: vi » conservatism
    Translation: zh » conservatism