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Conservative vs. Reactionary — What's the Difference?

Conservative vs. Reactionary — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Conservative and Reactionary

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Conservative

Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
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Reactionary

In political science, a reactionary or reactionist is a person or entity holding political views that favor a return to a previous political state of society that they believe possessed positive characteristics that are absent in contemporary society. As an adjective, the word reactionary describes points of view and policies meant to restore a past status quo.
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Conservative

Traditional or restrained in style
A conservative dark suit.
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Reactionary

Characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative
The principal is very reactionary.
She wants the school to stay the way it has been for the last 50 years.
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Conservative

Moderate; cautious
A conservative estimate.
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Reactionary

An opponent of progress or liberalism; an extreme conservative.
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Conservative

Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
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Reactionary

(politics) Favoring a return to an alleged golden age of the past; anti-progressive.
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Conservative

Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
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Reactionary

(chemistry) Of, pertaining to, participating in, or inducing a chemical reaction.
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Conservative

Conservative Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political conservatism, especially in the United Kingdom or Canada.
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Reactionary

In reaction to; as a result of.
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Conservative

Conservative Of or adhering to Conservative Judaism.
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Reactionary

(politics) One who is opposed to progress and change and wants to reverse it, wishing for a return to an alleged, mythical golden age of the past.
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Conservative

Tending to conserve; preservative
The conservative use of natural resources.
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Reactionary

Being, causing, or favoring reaction; as, reactionary movements.
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Conservative

One favoring traditional views and values.
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Reactionary

One who favors reaction, or seeks to undo political progress or revolution.
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Conservative

A supporter of political conservatism.
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Reactionary

An extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
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Conservative

Conservative A member or supporter of a Conservative political party.
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Reactionary

Extremely conservative
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Conservative

A person who favors maintenance of the status quo.
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Conservative

(politics) One who opposes changes to the traditional institutions of their country.
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Conservative

A person who favors decentralization of political power and disfavors interventionist foreign policy.
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Conservative

A fiscal conservative.
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Conservative

A social conservative.
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Conservative

Cautious, moderate.
The chef added a conservative amount of salt to the dish.
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Conservative

Tending to resist change or innovation.
The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.
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Conservative

Based on pessimistic assumptions.
At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.
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Conservative

Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.
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Conservative

Relating to the Conservative Party.
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Conservative

Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.
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Conservative

Having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
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Conservative

(Judaism) Relating to Conservative Judaism.
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Conservative

(clothing) Conventional, traditional, and moderate in style and appearance; not extreme, excessive, faddish, or intense.
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Conservative

(medicine) Not including any operation or intervention (said of a treatment, see conservative treatment)
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Conservative

Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
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Conservative

Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.
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Conservative

Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; - contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical.
We have always been conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative, party.
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Conservative

One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.
The Holy Spirit is the great conservative of the new life.
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Conservative

One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; - opposed to revolutionary or radical.
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Conservative

A member of the Conservative party.
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Conservative

A person who has conservative ideas or opinions
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Conservative

Resistant to change
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Conservative

Opposed to liberal reforms
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Conservative

Avoiding excess;
A conservative estimate
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Conservative

Unimaginatively conventional;
A colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-gray world of business
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Conservative

Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class;
A bourgeois mentality
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