Definition of conservatism
- religious conservatism
- cultural conservatism
the state's well-known conservatism means that progressive legislation always has an uphill battle
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: belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society
: dislike of change or new ideas in a particular area
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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