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Designating or of a style of improvised jazz associated historically with early black New Orleans musicians and typically played by a band made up of one or two cornets, a clarinet, a trombone, and a rhythm section that includes a banjo and a tuba
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  1. Designating or of a style of improvised jazz associated historically with early black New Orleans musicians and typically played by a band made up of one or two cornets, a clarinet, a trombone, and a rhythm section that includes a banjo and a tuba
  2. Of, relating to, or in accord with tradition:
  3. Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
Of, characterized by, or advocating reaction, esp. in politics
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  1. Of, characterized by, or advocating reaction, esp. in politics
  2. Characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative.
Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
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  1. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
  2. Depending on or conforming to formal or accepted standards or rules rather than nature; not natural, original, or spontaneous
  3. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary:
Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme:
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  1. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme:
  2. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate:
  3. Opposed to radical or extreme views or measures, especially in politics or religion.
Not progressive; not contributing to progress.
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(Archaic) Lacking education in the liberal arts.
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  1. (Archaic) Lacking education in the liberal arts.
  2. Not generous; stingy
  3. (Archaic) Lacking a liberal education; without culture; unrefined
Conservative to an extreme degree
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  1. Conservative to an extreme degree
  2. Conservative to an extreme, especially in political beliefs; reactionary.
Not likely to change significantly or to deteriorate suddenly, as an individual's medical condition.
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  1. Not likely to change significantly or to deteriorate suddenly, as an individual's medical condition.
  2. Relating to a chemical compound that does not easily decompose or change into other compounds. Water is an example of a stable compound.
  3. Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation:
Remaining firm in purpose; resolute
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  1. Remaining firm in purpose; resolute
  2. Remaining free from variation or change; regular; stable
  3. Regularly recurring:
Not subject to change; fixed and definite:
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  1. Not subject to change; fixed and definite:
  2. Constant; steadfast:
  3. Unfluctuating; steady:
Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate.
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  1. Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate.
  2. Not easily subdued, ended, etc.
  3. Difficult to manage, control, or treat:
That cannot be bent or curved; stiff; rigid
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  1. That cannot be bent or curved; stiff; rigid
  2. That cannot be changed; fixed; unalterable
  3. Refusing to change one's attitude, purpose, or principles; immovable:
Tentative or restrained; guarded:
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  1. Tentative or restrained; guarded:
  2. Showing or practicing caution; careful.
  3. Full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary
Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
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  1. Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
  2. Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
  3. Protective; solicitous:
Characterized by reason, sanity, or self-control; showing mental and emotional balance
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  1. Characterized by reason, sanity, or self-control; showing mental and emotional balance
  2. Serious or staid in character or conduct:
  3. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
Of, being, or having the conservative principles of a Tory
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  1. Of, being, or having the conservative principles of a Tory
Conservative or reactionary
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  1. Conservative or reactionary
Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
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  1. Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
  2. Showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant
  3. Fearful and hesitant:
Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.
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  1. Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.
  2. Stubbornly resistant to change or unwaveringly loyal even in spite of inevitable defeat, failure, etc.
With an old, well-established history
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  1. With an old, well-established history
  2. Long established:
  3. Adhering to conservative or reactionary principles:
Not reconstructed
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  1. Not reconstructed
  2. Holding to an earlier, outmoded practice or point of view
  3. Not reconciled to social, political, or economic change; maintaining outdated attitudes, beliefs, and practices.
Having the hide tight over the bone and muscle structure of the body, as an emaciated cow
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  1. Having the hide tight over the bone and muscle structure of the body, as an emaciated cow
  2. (Of a domestic animal) Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; emaciated.
  3. Having abnormally dry, stiff skin that adheres closely to the underlying flesh. Used of domestic animals such as cattle.
Of or relating to resistance against something, as prevailing opinion or the action of a dominant political force, regarded as unlikely to be overcome or avoided
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  1. Of or relating to resistance against something, as prevailing opinion or the action of a dominant political force, regarded as unlikely to be overcome or avoided
(Informal) Of or characterized by a tendency to stand pat, or resist change; conservative
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  1. (Informal) Of or characterized by a tendency to stand pat, or resist change; conservative
An opponent of progress or liberalism; an extreme conservative.
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  1. An opponent of progress or liberalism; an extreme conservative.
  2. A reactionary person; advocate of reaction, esp. in politics
A life preserver
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  1. A life preserver
  2. One who preserves.
  3. A person who prepares preserves of fruit or preserved meats.
A person who displays such resistance or loyalty
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  1. A person who displays such resistance or loyalty
  2. One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause:
An adherent of classicism.
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  1. An adherent of classicism.
  2. An advocate of the study of ancient Greek and Latin.
  3. One who advocates the teaching of Greek and Latin in the schools
A person who adheres to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices
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  1. A person who adheres to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices
One who holds or champions moderate views or opinions, especially in politics or religion.
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  1. One who holds or champions moderate views or opinions, especially in politics or religion.
  2. A person holding moderate views or opinions, as in politics or religion
After 1689, a member of one of the two major political parties of England: opposed to Whig, and later, to Liberal, Radical, Laborite; changed officially c. 1830 to Conservative
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  1. After 1689, a member of one of the two major political parties of England: opposed to Whig, and later, to Liberal, Radical, Laborite; changed officially c. 1830 to Conservative
  2. Any extreme conservative; reactionary
  3. A member of a British political party, founded in 1689, that was the opposition party to the Whigs and has been known as the Conservative Party since about 1832.
A member of a political party in England (fl. 18th to mid-19th cent.) which championed reform and parliamentary rights: it later became the Liberal Party
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  1. A member of a political party in England (fl. 18th to mid-19th cent.) which championed reform and parliamentary rights: it later became the Liberal Party
  2. A member of an American political party (c. 1834-56) opposing the Democratic Party and advocating protection of industry and limitation of the power of the executive branch of government
  3. A 19th-century American political party formed to oppose the Democratic Party and favoring high tariffs and a loose interpretation of the Constitution.
An advocate of federalism.
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  1. An advocate of federalism.
  2. A person who believes in or supports federalism
  3. A member or supporter of the Federalist Party
A whiskey distilled from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn grain and stored in charred new oak containers for not less than two years
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  1. A whiskey distilled from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn grain and stored in charred new oak containers for not less than two years
  2. (Name, person, proper) Name of the ruling family of France (1589-1793; 1814-48, from 1830 to 1848 as the Orléans branch); of Spain (1700-1808; 1813-1931; 1975- ); of Naples and Sicily (1734-1806; 1815-60), united as the kingdom of the Two Sicilies, 1815; and of various duchies & principalities in Italy at various times within the periods 1748-1807 & 1815-60, including Parma, Piacenza, Lucca, & Etruria
  3. French royal family descended from Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1270?–1342), whose members have ruled in France (1589–1793 and 1814–1830), Spain (1700–1868, 1874–1931, and since 1975), and Naples and Sicily (1734–1860).
(In combination) One who supports the rights of a specified group.
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  1. (In combination) One who supports the rights of a specified group.
  2. A person whose political position is of the right, esp., a conservative or reactionary
An ultraconservative person
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  1. An ultraconservative person
  2. One who is extremely conservative.
Someone who systematically obstructs the actions of others
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  1. Someone who systematically obstructs the actions of others
  2. One who systematically blocks or interrupts a process, especially one who attempts to impede passage of legislation by the use of delaying tactics, such as a filibuster.
  3. Anyone who obstructs progress; esp., a member of a legislative group who hinders the passage of legislation by various technical maneuvers
(Philosophy) A supporter or adherent of conventionalism
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  1. (Philosophy) A supporter or adherent of conventionalism
  2. (French, history) A member or supporter of the National Convention.
A supporter of Ronald Reagan (1911–2004), 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), and/or policies that he endorsed.
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  1. A supporter of Ronald Reagan (1911–2004), 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), and/or policies that he endorsed.
An old sluggish fish.
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  1. An old sluggish fish.
  2. An old fish, shellfish, turtle, etc. with a greenish growth of algae, etc. over the back
  3. (Informal) An extremely conservative or old-fashioned person.
A person who is old-fashioned or has outmoded, fixed ideas
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  1. A person who is old-fashioned or has outmoded, fixed ideas
  2. Any hardened remains or imprints of plant or animal life of some previous geologic period, preserved in the earth's crust, including petrified wood and various resins
  3. The remains or imprint of an organism from a previous geologic time. A fossil can consist of the preserved tissues of an organism, as when encased in amber, ice, or pitch, or more commonly of the hardened relic of such tissues, as when organic matter is replaced by dissolved minerals. Hardened fossils are often found in layers of sedimentary rock and along the beds of rivers that flow through them.
A person regarded as crude, primitive, reactionary, etc.
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  1. A person regarded as crude, primitive, reactionary, etc.
  2. An individual belonging to this species.
  3. An extinct variety of human that lived throughout Europe and in parts of western Asia and northern Africa during the late Pleistocene Epoch, until about 30,000 years ago. Neanderthals had a stocky build and large skulls with thick eyebrow ridges and big teeth. They usually lived in caves, made flaked stone tools, and were the earliest humans known to bury their dead. Neanderthals were either a subspecies of modern humans ( Homo sapiens neanderthalensis ) or a separate, closely related species ( Homo neanderthalensis ). They coexisted with early modern humans (Cro-Magnons) for several thousand years before becoming extinct, but are not generally believed to have interbred with them.
(Informal) A person who resists change or progress, new ideas, etc.
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  1. (Informal) A person who resists change or progress, new ideas, etc.
  2. One who lacks initiative, imagination, or enthusiasm.
Something having an equal-sided rectangular form:
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  1. Something having an equal-sided rectangular form:
  2. (Informal) A person who is square
  3. (Mathematics) The product obtained when a number or quantity is multiplied by itself:
Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional:
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  1. Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional:
  2. Strictly conforming to certain rites and traditions of Judaism as formulated by the Torah and Talmud
  3. Conforming to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, as in religion or politics; approved or conventional [orthodox ideas]
Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
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  1. Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
  2. In or into a satisfactory state or condition:
  3. Having a right angle:
Conservative or reactionary
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  1. Conservative or reactionary
Of, being, or having the conservative principles of a Tory
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  1. Of, being, or having the conservative principles of a Tory
Of, supporting, or pertaining to traditionalism.
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  1. Of, supporting, or pertaining to traditionalism.
Careful about what one says or does; prudent; esp., keeping silent or preserving confidences when necessary
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  1. Careful about what one says or does; prudent; esp., keeping silent or preserving confidences when necessary
  2. Made, done, or situated so as to attract little notice:
  3. Possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect:
Of average or medium quality, amount, scope, range, etc.
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  1. Of average or medium quality, amount, scope, range, etc.
  2. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme:
  3. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate:
Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
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  1. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
  2. Capable of reasoning; rational:
  3. Not excessive or extreme; fair:
Prevented from moving; held down or secured:
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  1. Prevented from moving; held down or secured:
  2. Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
  3. Characterized by restraint; exercising, or showing the results of, self-discipline or rational control; controlled
Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone:
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  1. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone:
  2. Having a temperate climate
  3. Moderate or restrained
Behind others in progress or development:
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  1. Behind others in progress or development:
  2. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
  3. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction towards the back.
Of, characterized by, or advocating reaction, esp. in politics
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  1. Of, characterized by, or advocating reaction, esp. in politics
  2. Characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative.
Not progressive; not contributing to progress.
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  1. Tending to preserve
  2. Tending to preserve or capable of preserving.
  3. Having the quality of preserving
Protecting, or serving, intended, or alleged to protect
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  1. Protecting, or serving, intended, or alleged to protect
  2. Adapted or intended to afford protection.
  3. (Econ.) Serving or intended to protect domestic products, industries, etc. against foreign competition
One that is orthodox.
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  1. One that is orthodox.
  2. A member of an Eastern Orthodox church.
One who believes in the politics or policies of the political right.
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  1. One who believes in the politics or policies of the political right.
  2. A person whose political position is of the right, esp., a conservative or reactionary
Any extreme conservative; reactionary
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  1. Any extreme conservative; reactionary
  2. A member of a British political party, founded in 1689, that was the opposition party to the Whigs and has been known as the Conservative Party since about 1832.
  3. Later, an armed Irish Catholic or Royalist
A person who adheres to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices
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  1. A person who adheres to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices
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