What does Conservative mean?

Definitions for Conservative
kənˈsɜr və tɪvCon·ser·va·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Conservative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservative, conservativistnoun

    a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas

  2. Conservativeadjective

    a member of a Conservative Party

  3. conservativeadjective

    resistant to change

  4. conservativeadjective

    having social or political views favoring conservatism

  5. cautious, conservativeadjective

    avoiding excess

    "a conservative estimate"

  6. button-down, buttoned-down, conservativeadjective

    unimaginatively conventional

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

  7. bourgeois, conservative, materialisticadjective

    conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    "a bourgeois mentality"

Wiktionary

  1. conservativenoun

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

    Etymology: From servare

  2. conservativenoun

    A fiscal conservative

    Etymology: From servare

  3. conservativenoun

    A political conservative

    Etymology: From servare

  4. conservativenoun

    A social conservative.

    Etymology: From servare

  5. conservativeadjective

    Tending to resist change.

    The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.

    Etymology: From servare

  6. conservativeadjective

    Based on pessimistic assumptions.

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

    Etymology: From servare

  7. conservativeadjective

    Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.

    Etymology: From servare

  8. conservativeadjective

    Relating to the Republican Party, regardless of its conservatism.

    Etymology: From servare

  9. conservativeadjective

    Relating to the Conservative Party.

    Etymology: From servare

  10. conservativeadjective

    Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.

    Etymology: From servare

  11. Conservativenoun

    Conservative Party

    Etymology: From servare

  12. Conservativenoun

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

    Etymology: From servare

  13. Conservativenoun

    A member of the Conservative party.

    Etymology: From servare

  14. Conservativenoun

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

    Etymology: From servare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservativeadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  2. Conservativeadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  3. Conservativeadjective

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  4. Conservativenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  5. Conservativenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  6. Conservativenoun

    a member of the Conservative party

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conservative in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conservative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Conservative in a Sentence

  1. Larry Sharpe:

    Libertarian is someone who says, 'you can be as liberal or conservative as you want to be, just don't force others to be like you.

  2. Rand Paul:

    We want to make sure every Republican across the country knows that he blocked conservative amendments to the immigration bill. And that in particular my amendment would have provided more scrutiny on people who might be coming here to attack us, so mine was a national security amendment, as well as an immigration amendment, and Marco blocked it.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    If we embrace a far-left agenda, they're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists, if we embrace a conservative agenda, you know what they're going to do? They're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists.

  4. Rick Hess:

    If I'm a conservative who is uncomfortable about race-based preferences, the argument for race-based preferences that Harvard University is making -- that Harvard University has so much integrity and Harvard University is so careful that we can trust them to dance in gray areas of constitutional propriety because they exercise great discretion -- takes a huge blow.

  5. Andrew Smith:

    But there were only about 10,000 [voters], and based on the preliminary evidence, it was mostly older voters who tend to go conservative down here anyway, as opposed to the younger voters who might have swung the election in a different way had they shown up.

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Translations for Conservative

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  • محافظArabic
  • умерен, консервативен, консерватор, внимателенBulgarian
  • conservador, republicàCatalan, Valencian
  • konzervativníCzech
  • konservativDanish
  • Konvervative, konservativ, KonservativerGerman
  • συντηρητικός, μετριοπαθής, επιφυλακτικός, ρεπουμπλικανόςGreek
  • konservativaEsperanto
  • conservadorSpanish
  • محافظه کارPersian
  • konservatiivi, konservatiivinen, vanhoillinen, varovainen, republikaaninenFinnish
  • conservateur, prudentFrench
  • coimeádachIrish
  • שמרנית, שמרני, שמרןHebrew
  • íhaldssinniIcelandic
  • prudenteItalian
  • 보수주의자Korean
  • zachowawczy, konserwatywnyPolish
  • conservador, prudentePortuguese
  • conservatoare, conservatorRomanian
  • республиканский, консерватор, умеренный, консервативныйRussian
  • gammaldags, republikansk, bakåtsträvande, konservativSwedish
  • อนุรักษนิยมThai
  • muhafazakârTurkish
  • קאנסערוואטיווYiddish

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