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conservatism

con·serv·a·tism

conservatism

 
 
pronunciation:
kn suhr v tih zm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a political preference for maintaining established institutions and customs and changing only gradually, or the acts and practices resulting from this preference.
definition 2: a general preference for the traditional; disinclination to change.
Her conservatism kept her from accepting the fact that her daughter was the breadwinner in her family while her husband stayed home with the children.
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