Its clear I don’t fully understand what the suffixes ～敵 and ～主義 mean or represent. Is anyone able to clarify these two for me?
的 means ~like / ish
主義 means ~ism
保守的 means conservative whereas 保守主義 means conservatism
的 makes it a na-adjective, while ～主義 remains a noun.
hope it helps
Ahhhh! That was a surprisingly easy distinction. Knowing that 的 becomes a na-adj, and 主義 a noun also helps me alot, thank you!