non·​con·​ser·​va·​tive ˌnän-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv How to pronounce nonconservative (audio)
: not conservative
a nonconservative prime minister
nonconservative investing
nonconservative noun
But the conservative funk should matter to nonconservatives—at least to those who believe that ideas have a role in politics. Richard Brookhiser

Examples of nonconservative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McDaniel and her advisers have pushed for some nonconservative outlets to host the party’s debates, arguing that many independent and Republican voters can be reached through these channels and that Republicans should not limit themselves to right-leaning outlets. Josh Dawsey, Washington Post, 2 May 2023 In the weeks leading up to the election, polls showed that millions of Iranians planned to boycott the vote after the country’s election supervisory body disqualified nearly all nonconservative candidates. WSJ, 18 June 2021 Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election that was tarnished by the state’s disqualifications of prominent nonconservative candidates before the vote, and by accusations that the contest was engineered to deliver victory to a hard-line ally of Iran’s supreme leader. Washington Post, 18 June 2021 The refusal of nonconservative networks and publications to report on the story of Hunter Biden’s Ukraine and China business shenanigans in October made clear that most journalists believed their primary obligation was to defeat Trump, not report the news. Jonathan Tobin, Washington Examiner, 5 Nov. 2020 Even now, wild posting contains a hint of defiance aimed at stirring a response from nonconservative audiences. Gino Sesto, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 In the weeks before the vote, the country’s election supervisory body had disqualified nearly all nonconservative candidates. WSJ, 19 June 2021 After a reformist candidate also dropped out Wednesday, Abdolnaser Hemmati, who served more than two years as governor of Iran’s Central Bank, remained as the only nonconservative candidate in the race and Raisi’s only real challenger. Washington Post, 17 June 2021 Often missing from conservative coverage of the issues was important bits of context, such as that the IRS also isolated nonconservative groups for additional scrutiny. Philip Bump, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonconservative was in 1850

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“Nonconservative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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