compassionate conservative


noun
  1. a political conservative who is motivated by concern for disadvantaged people but supports policies based on personal responsibility and limited government: George W. Bush ran for president as a compassionate conservative.

Origin of compassionate conservative

1
First recorded in 1980–85

Other words from compassionate conservative

  • compassionate conservatism, noun

Words Nearby compassionate conservative

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