Related formsan·ti·con·serv·a·tism, nounhy·per·con·serv·a·tism, nouno·ver·con·serv·a·tism, noun
Examples from the Web for conservatism
His conservatism, which is more of a cultural than political kidney, seems to fascinate, delight or detract critics.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatism.
Phelps lay along a continuum of conservatism—not on the other side of a border from it.
These three trends all seem to spell major long-term problems for conservatism.
American women expressed their support and impatience when fighting puritanism and conservatism using Femen tactics.
We find then two tendencies which always exist in any progressive society—radicalism and conservatism.The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources|Daniel J. MacDonald
Reform, Conservatism, and himself—he is an independent member, and has been described as a Conservative Reformer.
He is the embodiment of routine and conservatism, because he is the embodiment of mediocrity.The Curse of Education|Harold E. Gorst
An almost unmistakable sign of "an old family" in America is conservatism in expenditure and modes of life.The Secret Life |Elizabeth Bisland
The reason is obvious to a little close thinking: Ignorance is at once a safeguard against and a promoter of conservatism.How to Listen to Music, 7th ed.|Henry Edward Krehbiel
British Dictionary definitions for conservatism (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for conservatism (2 of 2)
noun (in Britain, Canada, etc)
Culture definitions for conservatism
A general preference for the existing order of society, and an opposition to efforts to bring about sharp change. (Compare liberalism.)