Tag Archives: conservatism

word: intransigent


intransigent 

Definition: (adjective) Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising.
Synonyms: adamant, inexorable, adamantine
Usage: My father is an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency. Discuss.
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quotation: Aristotle


We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

Aristotle (384 BC322 BC) Discuss

HIDEBOUND


hidebound 

Definition: (adjective) Stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded.
Synonyms: traditionalist
Usage: It is no use trying to reason with your grandfather, he is a hidebound old man who will never understand your position on the matter. Discuss.

 

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton – on change


All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss