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neoconservatism

[ nee-oh-kuhn-sur-vuh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˌni oʊ kənˈsɜr vəˌtɪz əm /
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noun
an outgrowth of the conservative political movement that is more moderate than traditional conservatism, especially in its promotion of democracy abroad and its embrace of military intervention.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for neoconservatism

neo-conservatism

noun
(in the US) a right-wing tendency that originated amongst supporters of the political left and has become characterized by its support of hawkish foreign policies

Derived forms of neo-conservatism

neo-conservative, adjective, noun
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