[ nee-oh-kuh n-sur-vuh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˌni oʊ kənˈsɜr vəˌtɪz əm /


moderate political conservatism espoused or advocated by former liberals or socialists.


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Origin of neoconservatism

First recorded in 1960–65; neo- + conservatism

OTHER WORDS FROM neoconservatism

ne·o·con·serv·a·tive, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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