arch·​con·​ser·​va·​tive (ˌ)ärch-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv How to pronounce archconservative (audio)
: an extreme conservative
archconservative adjective

Examples of archconservative in a Sentence

archconservatives refused to accept the new law
Recent Examples on the Web Rachmaninoff has gone from being widely viewed as a musical archconservative to a protomodernist. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2023 Brat is an archconservative who knocked out an establishment Republican, but his district is changing. Dylan Scott, Vox, 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,, 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, 31 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of archconservative was circa 1901

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“Archconservative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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