pa·​leo·​con·​ser·​va·​tive | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv How to pronounce paleoconservative (audio) \

Definition of paleoconservative

: a conservative espousing traditional principles and policies

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paleoconservative adjective

Examples of paleoconservative in a Sentence

paleoconservatives who would never sanction gambling casinos in their state

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The New York Times columnist has penned an unusually smart article identifying the late paleoconservative writer Samuel T. Francis as a prophet of Trumpism. Jeet Heer, New Republic, "David Brooks still can’t see how central racism is to right-wing populism.," 22 Sep. 2017 In his final act of excommunication, Buckley took a stand against the paleoconservative Pat Buchanan in 1991 for expressing opposition to the Persian Gulf war in terms that were both incendiary and undeniably anti-Semitic. Damon Linker, New York Times, "William F. Buckley and the Odyssey of Conservatism," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of paleoconservative

1981, in the meaning defined above

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