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conservatism

[kuh n-sur-vuh-tiz-uh m]
noun
  1. the disposition to preserve or restore what is established and traditional and to limit change.
  2. the principles and practices of political conservatives.
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Origin of conservatism

First recorded in 1825–35; conservat(ive) + -ism
Related formsan·ti·con·serv·a·tism, nounhy·per·con·serv·a·tism, nouno·ver·con·serv·a·tism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-conservatism

conservatism

noun
  1. opposition to change and innovation
  2. a political philosophy advocating the preservation of the best of the established order in society and opposing radical change
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Conservatism

noun (in Britain, Canada, etc)
  1. the form of conservatism advocated by the Conservative Party
  2. the policies, doctrines, or practices of the Conservative Party
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Word Origin and History for anti-conservatism

conservatism

n.

1835, in reference to the Conservative party in British politics; from conservative + -ism. From 1840 in reference to conservative principles generally.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

anti-conservatism in Culture

conservatism

A general preference for the existing order of society, and an opposition to efforts to bring about sharp change. (Compare liberalism.)

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