archconservative

noun
arch·​con·​ser·​va·​tive | \(ˌ)ärch-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv \

Definition of archconservative 

: an extreme conservative

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archconservative adjective

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archconservatives refused to accept any change in the definition of marriage

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Brat is an archconservative who knocked out an establishment Republican, but his district is changing. Dylan Scott, Vox, "If Democrats want to retake the House, they need to win big in Virginia," 11 June 2018 Bolton later worked for Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), an archconservative who opposed civil rights laws, and in the administrations of Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Noah Bierman, latimes.com, "John Bolton's take-no-prisoners style may prove problematic in the White House," 23 Mar. 2018 Shortly after the latter’s decision came down, Pennsylvania Republicans asked Justice Samuel Alito, the archconservative who happens to be in charge of reviewing emergency appeals out of Pennsylvania, to stay the order. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Pennsylvania GOP Defies Anti-Gerrymandering Court Order," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of archconservative

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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archconservative

noun

English Language Learners Definition of archconservative

: a person who is extremely conservative in politics

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