Definition of neoconservative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌniːəʊkənˈsɜːvətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌniːoʊkənˈsɜːrvətɪv//
(politics) Political views and systems
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relating to political, economic, religious, etc. beliefs that return to traditional conservative views in a slightly changed form See related entries: Political views and systems Culture In the US a neoconservative is a politician or journalist who supports the idea that the US is the main world power and should promote American values around the world, using force if necessary. Neoconservatives supported George W Bush's War on Terror and the Iraq War and they often show support for Israel. They put less emphasis on social issues than traditional conservatives.

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