a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
a member of a Conservative Party
resistant to change
having social or political views favoring conservatism
"a conservative estimate"
button-down, buttoned-down, conservative(adj)
"a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek
bourgeois, conservative, materialistic(adj)
conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
"a bourgeois mentality"
A person who favors maintenance of the status quo or reversion to some earlier status.
A fiscal conservative
A political conservative
A social conservative.
Tending to resist change.
The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.
Based on pessimistic assumptions.
At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.
Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.
Relating to the Republican Party, regardless of its conservatism.
Relating to the Conservative Party.
Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.
A member of a political party incorporating the word "Conservative" in its name.
A member of the Conservative party.
A member or supporter of the Conservative Party of Canada, or its predecessors, or provincial equivalents, or their predecessors
Origin: From servare
having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative
tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation
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
one who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver
one who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical
a member of the Conservative party
Origin: [Cf. F. conservatif.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
One who is opposed to the things he is in favor of.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'conservative' in Nouns Frequency: #1372
Rank popularity for the word 'conservative' in Adjectives Frequency: #201
The numerical value of conservative in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of conservative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
When you are right you cannot be too radical when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
The conservative guidance is an issue. We know that the guidance of Vestas is conservative, but it's even more conservative than I had expected.
You know, Ronald Reagan wasn't a conservative, he became a great conservative. By the time I'm finished, people will say I'm a great conservative.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
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Translations for conservative
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- консервативен, консерватор, внимателен, умеренBulgarian
- conservador, republicàCatalan, Valencian
- Konvervative, Konservativer, konservativGerman
- συντηρητικός, επιφυλακτικός, ρεπουμπλικανός, μετριοπαθήςGreek
- محافظه کارPersian
- vanhoillinen, republikaaninen, varovainen, konservatiivi, konservatiivinenFinnish
- conservateur, prudentFrench
- שמרנית, שמרן, שמרניHebrew
- zachowawczy, konserwatywnyPolish
- prudente, conservadorPortuguese
- conservatoare, conservatorRomanian
- консерватор, умеренный, консервативный, республиканскийRussian
- konservativ, gammaldags, republikansk, bakåtsträvandeSwedish
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