Neoconservative vs Conservative - What's the difference?
As a noun neoconservative
is (us) a supporter of neoconservatism.
As a proper noun conservative is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(US) A supporter of neoconservatism.
* neocon (US)
* neotard (qualifier)
A person who favors maintenance of the status quo or reversion to some earlier status.
(US, economics) A fiscal conservative
(US, politics) A political conservative
(US, social sciences) A social conservative.
* moderate, liberal, progressive, libertarian, centrist
Tending to resist change or innovation.
Based on pessimistic assumptions.
- The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative .
(US, economics, politics, social sciences) Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.
(US, politics) Relating to the Republican Party, regardless of its conservatism.
(British, politics) Relating to the Conservative Party.
* 1830 , Quarterly Rev.
- At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.
(physics, notcomp) Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.
Having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
- We have always been conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative , party.