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    Anachronistic vs Conservative

    Since English is not my native language I have problems with understanding
    subtleties and nuances of language.

    What is the difference between anachronistic and conservative?

    Please help

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    Re: Anachronistic vs Conservative

    anachronistic - Wiktionary
    Adjective
    anachronistic (comparative more anachronistic, superlative most anachronistic)

    Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism; in a wrong time.
    If you know where to look in the movie, you can spot an anachronistic wrist watch on one of the Roman soldiers.

    (of a person) having an opinion of the past; preferring things or values of the past; behind the times; over-conservative.

    Synonyms
    outdated, archaic


    anachronistic - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time: "A new age had plainly dawned, an age that made the institution of a segregated picnic seem an anachronism" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)


    conservative - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.


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    Re: Anachronistic vs Conservative

    Thank you for your answer soup but it is still not clear for me.

    Under Anachronistic
    (of a person) having an opinion of the past; preferring things or values of the past
    and for conservative

    Favoring traditional views and values
    To me it seem they can represent the same meaning

    Can you say that they in certain sentences are interchangeable?

    Is anachronistic more patronizing than conservative?

    Would a conservative politician never claim to be anachronistic?
    Would his enemies call him/her anachronistic?

    I think still there is some dimension to these two words that I fail
    to comprehend.

    more help please

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    Re: Anachronistic vs Conservative

    [quote=HMS Dauntless;337830]Thank you for your answer soup but it is still not clear for me.

    Under Anachronistic
    and for conservative

    To me it seem they can represent the same meaning

    Can you say that they in certain sentences are interchangeable?

    Is anachronistic more patronizing than conservative?

    Would a conservative politician never claim to be anachronistic?
    Would his enemies call him/her anachronistic?

    In some contexts they are interchangeable, but a conservative politician would never claim to be anachronistic because it has a negative connotation, however his enemies are quite likely to call him anachronistic.

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    Re: Anachronistic vs Conservative

    Anachronistic usually refers to something from the past that is out of place in the present.

    Conservative usually refers to a preference for older, more traditional ways of doing things.

    An old-fashioned milk wagon delivering milk in New York City may be anachronistic, but it is not conservative.

    A person who thinks that schools should spend more time teaching the multiplication tables than teaching tribal dances may be a conservative, but he is not anachronistic.

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    Re: Anachronistic vs Conservative

    Quote Originally Posted by HMS Dauntless View Post
    Is anachronistic more patronizing than conservative?
    Could be, but it wouldn't have anything to do with being anachronistic or conservative.

    Quote Originally Posted by HMS Dauntless
    Would a conservative politician never claim to be anachronistic? Would his enemies call him/her anachronistic?
    Your answers are in the synonyms:
    Synonyms
    outdated, archaic
    Someone who is anachronistic is someone who holds ideas that are outdated or archaic. The following are certainly not conservative ideas:

    Ex: Call me anachronistic—but I think that there is a value to recognizing and keeping “states” (as in “these United States”) as separate entities...

    Ex: And people call me anachronistic for wanting to re-introduce the firing squad for things like this...


    Source: "call me anachronistic" - Google Search


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    Re: Anachronistic vs Conservative

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    Anachronistic usually refers to something from the past that is out of place in the present.

    Conservative usually refers to a preference for older, more traditional ways of doing things.

    An old-fashioned milk wagon delivering milk in New York City may be anachronistic, but it is not conservative.

    A person who thinks that schools should spend more time teaching the multiplication tables than teaching tribal dances may be a conservative, but he is not anachronistic.
    I get the difference you are trying to convey but I still think that for
    example some ideas by conservative politicians is out of place in the
    present and hence you may call them anachronistic?

    Would you agree there is an overlap between them. Really in this example
    it is a point of view thing. What is conservative and what is anachronistic.
    No absolute way of sorting ideas of politicians in this or that group but
    what I myself feel about them.

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    Re: Anachronistic vs Conservative

    Quote Originally Posted by HMS Dauntless View Post
    I get the difference you are trying to convey but I still think that for
    example some ideas by conservative politicians is out of place in the
    present and hence you may call them anachronistic?

    Would you agree there is an overlap between them. Really in this example
    it is a point of view thing. What is conservative and what is anachronistic.
    No absolute way of sorting ideas of politicians in this or that group but
    what I myself feel about them.
    You are right, it is subjective.

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