Definition of neocon in English:

neocon

noun

  • (in politics) a person with neoconservative views.

    ‘To say that opponents of neoconservative policies overestimate neocon influence is not to say that neocons are mere impotent scribblers, however.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘I really need to read up on this whole neocon thing and find who they really are and what they really think.’
    ‘Although he remained a democrat, the neocon revolution would have been impossible without him, and he was a great opponent of the Soviet Union.’
    ‘Now comes a story that blows the lid off the elite world of neocon think tanks and supply side salons.’
    ‘Anti-Americanism has an evil twin: the neocon campaign to malign the West's other democracies.’
    ‘Why did he not locate the roots of neocon policies in business control of domestic and foreign societies for profit?’
    ‘Today's neocons are a shrunken remnant of the original broad neocon coalition.’
    ‘It would throw off the neocon power base and realign all manner of forces.’
    ‘We need to hold the line against the continued onslaught of this quasi fascist neocon administration on all fronts.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘There was a time (not that long ago) when this would have looked like yet another neocon power play to me.’
    ‘Theories about the tightly knit neocon cabal came in waves.’
    ‘Not only America's cold war history but the British experience in the twentieth century has shaped neocon perceptions.’
    ‘But the worst thing about this neocon smash-and-grab job is that it's probably irreversible.’
    ‘Recent events are unraveling this neocon farce for what it is.’
    • ‘It seems there has been a definite diminution in the power of the really strong neocons in the government.’
    • ‘Really these ignorant farmers are being taken advantage of by the republicans and the neocons.’
    • ‘It is that possibility that goes some way to explaining why the neocons hate Europe.’
    • ‘Neither the neocons nor the garden variety hawks that control his administration will allow that.’
    • ‘Giddy with excitement, the neocons are falling all over one another to hail the president.’
    • ‘The weakness of the neocons is that, politically speaking, they are parasites.’
    • ‘The neocons argued for deliberately tipping the balance of power in America's direction.’
    • ‘The impeachment process would take more than a year, I'm sure, with the neocons clinging like rabid bulldogs to the seat of power.’
    • ‘On one side lurks the hoary beast of a decent man brought down by the neocons and their agenda of world domination.’
    • ‘European countries understand much better the limits, in scope and duration, of power than the US neocons do.’
    • ‘So no, I am not on the side of the scary neocons who want stuff gone because it makes them uncomfortable.’
    • ‘That kind of thing gets jumped on very quickly by the neocons and their tame media.’
    • ‘But whatever way it happened, the benign imperialism of the neocons would crash with the dollar.’
    • ‘Providing ideological world views to the ignorant is how neocons make their way in the world.’

adjective

  • Neoconservative.

    ‘To say that opponents of neoconservative policies overestimate neocon influence is not to say that neocons are mere impotent scribblers, however.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘I really need to read up on this whole neocon thing and find who they really are and what they really think.’
    ‘Although he remained a democrat, the neocon revolution would have been impossible without him, and he was a great opponent of the Soviet Union.’
    ‘Now comes a story that blows the lid off the elite world of neocon think tanks and supply side salons.’
    ‘Anti-Americanism has an evil twin: the neocon campaign to malign the West's other democracies.’
    ‘Why did he not locate the roots of neocon policies in business control of domestic and foreign societies for profit?’
    ‘Today's neocons are a shrunken remnant of the original broad neocon coalition.’
    ‘It would throw off the neocon power base and realign all manner of forces.’
    ‘We need to hold the line against the continued onslaught of this quasi fascist neocon administration on all fronts.’
    ‘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.’
    ‘There was a time (not that long ago) when this would have looked like yet another neocon power play to me.’
    ‘Theories about the tightly knit neocon cabal came in waves.’
    ‘Not only America's cold war history but the British experience in the twentieth century has shaped neocon perceptions.’
    ‘But the worst thing about this neocon smash-and-grab job is that it's probably irreversible.’
    ‘Recent events are unraveling this neocon farce for what it is.’
    • ‘It seems there has been a definite diminution in the power of the really strong neocons in the government.’
    • ‘Really these ignorant farmers are being taken advantage of by the republicans and the neocons.’
    • ‘It is that possibility that goes some way to explaining why the neocons hate Europe.’
    • ‘Neither the neocons nor the garden variety hawks that control his administration will allow that.’
    • ‘Giddy with excitement, the neocons are falling all over one another to hail the president.’
    • ‘The weakness of the neocons is that, politically speaking, they are parasites.’
    • ‘The neocons argued for deliberately tipping the balance of power in America's direction.’
    • ‘The impeachment process would take more than a year, I'm sure, with the neocons clinging like rabid bulldogs to the seat of power.’
    • ‘On one side lurks the hoary beast of a decent man brought down by the neocons and their agenda of world domination.’
    • ‘European countries understand much better the limits, in scope and duration, of power than the US neocons do.’
    • ‘So no, I am not on the side of the scary neocons who want stuff gone because it makes them uncomfortable.’
    • ‘That kind of thing gets jumped on very quickly by the neocons and their tame media.’
    • ‘But whatever way it happened, the benign imperialism of the neocons would crash with the dollar.’
    • ‘Providing ideological world views to the ignorant is how neocons make their way in the world.’

Pronunciation

neocon

/niːəʊˈkɒn/