Definition of Conservativism

1. Noun. A political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes.

Exact synonyms: Conservatism
Generic synonyms: Ideology, Political Orientation, Political Theory
Specialized synonyms: Neoconservatism, Reaction
Derivative terms: Conservative



Definition of Conservativism

1. Noun. (alternative form of conservatism) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Conservativism

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1. The Magyars: Their Country and Institutions by Patterson, Arthur John (1869)
"... Character of its Citizens—Municipal Jealousies—conservativism — Declaration of Independence in 1849 — The Great Calvinist Church. ..."

2. Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1866)
"They were quite right in maintaining that for some years past there has been a growing tendency towards conservativism ; but they failed to see the ..."

3. Police Body Armor Standards and Testing by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1992)
"Philosophy of Testing and Design conservativism Only a tough vest can pass a tough test, so conservativism in testing engenders conservativism in design. ..."

4. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1847)
"conservativism assumes, in theory, that everything established should be maintained; ... conservativism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, ..."

5. The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine (1867)
"It is plain, then, that in discussing this question we are not to number all the good things done by conservativism as done through conservativism ; but •we ..."

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