Definitions for conservativekənˈsɜr və tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservative, conservativist(noun)

    a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas

  2. Conservative(adj)

    a member of a Conservative Party

  3. conservative(adj)

    resistant to change

  4. conservative(adj)

    having social or political views favoring conservatism

  5. cautious, conservative(adj)

    avoiding excess

    "a conservative estimate"

  6. button-down, buttoned-down, conservative(adj)

    unimaginatively conventional

    "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek

  7. bourgeois, conservative, materialistic(adj)

    conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    "a bourgeois mentality"

Wiktionary

  1. conservative(Noun)

    A person who favors maintenance of the status quo or reversion to some earlier status.

  2. conservative(Noun)

    A fiscal conservative

  3. conservative(Noun)

    A political conservative

  4. conservative(Noun)

    A social conservative.

  5. conservative(Adjective)

    Tending to resist change.

    The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.

  6. conservative(Adjective)

    Based on pessimistic assumptions.

    At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.

  7. conservative(Adjective)

    Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.

  8. conservative(Adjective)

    Relating to the Republican Party, regardless of its conservatism.

  9. conservative(Adjective)

    Relating to the Conservative Party.

  10. conservative(Adjective)

    Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.

  11. Conservative(ProperNoun)

    Conservative Party

  12. Conservative(ProperNoun)

    A member of a political party incorporating the word "Conservative" in its name.

  13. Conservative(ProperNoun)

    A member of the Conservative party.

  14. Conservative(ProperNoun)

    A member or supporter of the Conservative Party of Canada, or its predecessors, or provincial equivalents, or their predecessors

  15. Origin: From servare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservative(adj)

    having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative

  2. Conservative(adj)

    tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation

  3. Conservative(adj)

    of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; -- contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical

  4. Conservative(noun)

    one who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver

  5. Conservative(noun)

    one who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical

  6. Conservative(noun)

    a member of the Conservative party

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. conservative

    One who is opposed to the things he is in favor of.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conservative' in Nouns Frequency: #1372

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conservative' in Adjectives Frequency: #201


Translations for conservative

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • محافظArabic
  • консервативен, консерватор, внимателен, умеренBulgarian
  • conservador, republicàCatalan, Valencian
  • konzervativníCzech
  • konservativDanish
  • Konvervative, Konservativer, konservativGerman
  • συντηρητικός, επιφυλακτικός, ρεπουμπλικανός, μετριοπαθήςGreek
  • konservativaEsperanto
  • conservadorSpanish
  • vanhoillinen, republikaaninen, varovainen, konservatiivi, konservatiivinenFinnish
  • conservateur, prudentFrench
  • coimeádachIrish
  • שמרנית, שמרן, שמרניHebrew
  • íhaldssinniIcelandic
  • prudenteItalian
  • 보수주의자Korean
  • zachowawczy, konserwatywnyPolish
  • prudente, conservadorPortuguese
  • conservatoare, conservatorRomanian
  • консерватор, умеренный, консервативный, республиканскийRussian
  • konservativ, gammaldags, republikansk, bakåtsträvandeSwedish
  • קאנסערוואטיווYiddish

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