Definition of neocon in English:



North American
  • (in politics) a person with neoconservative views.

    • ‘It is that possibility that goes some way to explaining why the neocons hate Europe.’
    • ‘And there was me thinking that the neocons only support democracies when they know their place.’
    • ‘The impeachment process would take more than a year, I'm sure, with the neocons clinging like rabid bulldogs to the seat of power.’
    • ‘The neocons want to impose democracy everywhere, but they think freedom of choice is the root of all liberalism.’
    • ‘Really these ignorant farmers are being taken advantage of by the republicans and the neocons.’
    • ‘Neither the neocons nor the garden variety hawks that control his administration will allow that.’
    • ‘Providing ideological world views to the ignorant is how neocons make their way in the world.’
    • ‘On one side lurks the hoary beast of a decent man brought down by the neocons and their agenda of world domination.’
    • ‘So no, I am not on the side of the scary neocons who want stuff gone because it makes them uncomfortable.’
    • ‘Mass immigration is not a problem with careerist neocons, and why should it be?’
    • ‘Giddy with excitement, the neocons are falling all over one another to hail the president.’
    • ‘I wonder what the emperor would have thought of the neocons, to a man volunteers for Vietnam?’
    • ‘Of course, the neocons here will not be losing their own arm or leg or lungs.’
    • ‘But whatever way it happened, the benign imperialism of the neocons would crash with the dollar.’
    • ‘Many of the neocons have Marxist backgrounds and believe in ideas and principles and have worked with both parties in power.’
    • ‘The weakness of the neocons is that, politically speaking, they are parasites.’
    • ‘European countries understand much better the limits, in scope and duration, of power than the US neocons do.’
    • ‘That kind of thing gets jumped on very quickly by the neocons and their tame media.’
    • ‘It seems there has been a definite diminution in the power of the really strong neocons in the government.’
    • ‘The neocons argued for deliberately tipping the balance of power in America's direction.’


North American
  • Neoconservative.

    • ‘Not only America's cold war history but the British experience in the twentieth century has shaped neocon perceptions.’
    • ‘If they saw them as the latter, critics would set out instead to evaluate the validity of neocon ideas compared to other foreign policy proposals on offer.’
    • ‘We'd sit around the magazine guffawing at the ludicrous stories that kept sprouting, but belief in shadowy neocon influence has now hardened into common knowledge.’
    • ‘We need to hold the line against the continued onslaught of this quasi fascist neocon administration on all fronts.’
    • ‘Now comes a story that blows the lid off the elite world of neocon think tanks and supply side salons.’
    • ‘There was a time (not that long ago) when this would have looked like yet another neocon power play to me.’
    • ‘I really need to read up on this whole neocon thing and find who they really are and what they really think.’
    • ‘It would throw off the neocon power base and realign all manner of forces.’
    • ‘Anti-Americanism has an evil twin: the neocon campaign to malign the West's other democracies.’
    • ‘You see these reports hyped in various neocon journals, so there is still some sentiment to go back to try and get something going militarily against Iran.’
    • ‘Even in a list of three, democracy promotion doesn't get so much as a mention - and that's from the best known neocon idealist in the administration.’
    • ‘Although he remained a democrat, the neocon revolution would have been impossible without him, and he was a great opponent of the Soviet Union.’
    • ‘If there were any consensus on this, it would make both criticism and defense of neocon theology a lot easier and a lot less polemical.’
    • ‘Why did he not locate the roots of neocon policies in business control of domestic and foreign societies for profit?’
    • ‘There's probably a sweatshop in Bombay that can churn out neocon drivel at a far brisker pace and for less than 50 cents an hour.’
    • ‘Recent events are unraveling this neocon farce for what it is.’
    • ‘To say that opponents of neoconservative policies overestimate neocon influence is not to say that neocons are mere impotent scribblers, however.’
    • ‘But the worst thing about this neocon smash-and-grab job is that it's probably irreversible.’
    • ‘Theories about the tightly knit neocon cabal came in waves.’
    • ‘Today's neocons are a shrunken remnant of the original broad neocon coalition.’