Definition of neoconservative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnēōkənˈsərvədiv/


Relating to or denoting a return to a modified form of a traditional viewpoint, in particular a political ideology characterized by an emphasis on free-market capitalism and an interventionist foreign policy.
Example sentences
  • A hegemonic spirit nonetheless underlies both the liberal activism and the neoconservative unilateralism evident in much of recent American foreign policy.
  • However, to speak against the neoconservative Republican and liberal Democrat ideal of a powerful central government is as impermissible as to utter words deemed to offend the legally privileged.
  • But when a neoconservative Republican and a liberal Democrat can agree on an issue it gives me hope for the future of political discourse in the blogosphere.


A person with neoconservative views.
Example sentences
  • The collapse of the vital center pushed neoconservatives and the Democratic Party leadership in opposite directions.
  • Current US assertiveness cannot be seen simply as resulting from the short-sighted view of a few neoconservatives giddy at the thought of all those bombs.
  • The notorious unilateralism of the neoconservatives in Washington never boded well for the billing of Cancun as a more consensual round of talks.



Pronunciation: /ˌnēōk(ə)nˈsərvədiz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • But although neoconservatism is almost always globalist, it is not intrinsically identical with globalism.
  • He might have described himself as a conservative social democrat, of the sort that might plausibly gravitate toward neoconservatism.
  • In this sense the WTO and NAFTA constitutionalized the ideological program of neoconservatism, representing a colossal breakthrough toward creating a global market unrestrained by government.

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Syllabification: ne·o·con·serv·a·tive

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