ul·​tra·​con·​ser·​va·​tive ˌəl-trə-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv How to pronounce ultraconservative (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily conservative
an ultraconservative investment strategy
especially : very strongly favoring, adhering to, or based upon the principles of conservatism (as in politics or religion)
ultraconservative politicians/views
an ultraconservative religious sect
ultraconservative noun
plural ultraconservatives
a bill backed by ultraconservatives
ultraconservatism noun
fiscal ultraconservatism

Examples of ultraconservative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Johnson isn't completely ignoring ultraconservative lawmakers in the House. USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2024 On a vote of 228 to 193, 19 House Republicans, most aligned with the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus, joined Democrats in opposing its consideration. Charlie Savage, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2024 DiResta, who is named as a defendant in a civil case brought by former Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s ultraconservative legal group, was also buoyed by the Supreme Court hearing on Monday. Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News, 23 Mar. 2024 That was in part due to ultraconservative pressure. USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024 Perhaps even more striking was the emergence of many ultraconservative candidates. Farnaz Fassihi, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024 Lawmakers must pass all 12 appropriations bills before April 30 to avoid one percent across-the-board cuts, a plan embraced by some in the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2024 The Trump voter One group that anti-Trump Republican leaders don’t appear to be making a play for is the party’s ultraconservative base. USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2024 The Freedom Caucus is a group made up of ultraconservative lawmakers who have often been a roadblock to spending agreements, foreign aid and other urgent legislation. USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultraconservative was in 1843

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“Ultraconservative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraconservative. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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