Definition of arch-conservative in English:


Line breaks: arch-conserva¦tive
Pronunciation: /ɑːtʃkənˈsəːvətɪv


  • Extremely averse to change and strongly adhering to traditional values: his social philosophy is arch-conservative
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    • The arch-conservative American ambassador to the UN sounded the alarm last week.
    • For over a year, the president's chief strategist has been targeting this arch-conservative group.
    • Her archconservative, often libertarian, and sometimes extreme views made her popular with militia movements.


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  • A person who is extremely averse to change and strongly adheres to traditional values: her father was an arch-conservative in the colonial era tradition
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    • The single greatest critic of the British Empire, Edmund Burke, was an archconservative who saw imperialism as an essentially radical project.
    • He was an archconservative who saw the world in terms of good and evil.
    • They're scared to death of this guy because they really believe he is the archconservative that they've always feared would step forward.

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