In the world of politics, “liberal” is generally considered the opposite of “conservative”.
Liberals often refer to themselves as “progressives” and the dictionary says “open-minded” is a synonym for liberal.
So, does that mean the opposite of those terms, “regressive” and “close-minded” would beÂ synonyms for conservative?Â
Sorry. Just some thoughts that keep jumping into my head as I consume the news.
Of course, as someone who majored in math, not English, I could have my etymologyÂ all screwed up.
Maybe the conclusion of my syllogismÂ only applies to severe conservatives.