paleoconservative

noun
pa·leo·con·ser·va·tive | \ˌpā-lē-ō-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv \

Definition of paleoconservative 

: a conservative espousing traditional principles and policies

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from paleoconservative

paleoconservative adjective

Examples of paleoconservative in a Sentence

paleoconservatives who would never sanction gambling casinos in their state

Recent Examples on the Web

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'paleoconservative.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of paleoconservative

1981, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about paleoconservative

Share paleoconservative

Statistics for paleoconservative

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for paleoconservative

The first known use of paleoconservative was in 1981

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on paleoconservative

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for paleoconservative

Comments on paleoconservative

What made you want to look up paleoconservative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!