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conservatism

noun [U] uk   /kənˈsɜː.və.tɪ.zəm/  us   /-ˈsɝː-/
the quality of not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change
Translations of “conservatism”
in Korean 보수주의…
in Arabic مُحافَظة, تَقليدِيّة…
in Portuguese conservadorismo…
in Catalan conservadorisme…
in Japanese 保守主義…
in Italian conservatorismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保守主義,守舊性…
in Russian консерватизм…
in Turkish tutuculuk, muhafazakârlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保守主义,守旧性…
in Polish konserwatyzm…
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