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Thatcher, Margaret

Line breaks: Mar|garet Thatch¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈθatʃə
 
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Definition of Thatcher, Margaret in English:

Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven ( 1925–2013), British Conservative stateswoman, Prime Minister 1979–90; full name Margaret Hilda Thatcher. She was the country’s first female Prime Minister, and became the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century. Her period in office was marked by an emphasis on monetarist policies, privatization of nationalized industries, and trade union legislation. She became known for her determination and her emphasis on individual responsibility and enterprise.

Derivatives

Thatcherism

1
noun
Example sentences
  • How did they react to Thatcherism?
  • Shirley helped set up the Centre for Policy Studies, one of the postwar conservative thinktanks that did the intellectual groundwork for Thatcherism.
  • The post-1997 election euphoria arose because people assumed that Thatcherism had been buried by Labour's massive victory.

Thatcherite

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noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • A comparison with Margaret Thatcher's premiership is instructive: over time she strengthened her hold over her Cabinet by promoting Thatcherites.
  • There he and other self-possessed young Thatcherites were encouraged to consider riskier notions.
  • Cynics would put much of alternative medicine's new respectability down to Thatcherite enthusiasm for the ideology of personal responsibility.

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