Conservative is a political ideology that values stability, tradition and continuity with the past. This implies a cautious approach to change and the belief that the past has value. It is a common mistake to view liberal as the opposite of conservative. This is not the case as liberalism is a political ideology that prioritizes rights and freedoms. Conservatives could also prioritize these things. The true political opposite of conservatism is progressivism that advocates for an aggressive rate of change with the view that the past is something to be escaped. The following are common antonyms of conservative including terms with both positive and negative connotations.
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