compassionate conservative


noun

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

Words nearby compassionate conservative

Origin of compassionate conservative

First recorded in 1980–85

OTHER WORDS FROM compassionate conservative

compassionate conservatism, noun
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