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.

  2. conservativenoun

    A fiscal conservative

  3. conservativenoun

    A political conservative

  4. conservativenoun

    A social conservative.

  5. conservativeadjective

    Tending to resist change.

    The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.

  6. conservativeadjective

    Based on pessimistic assumptions.

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

  7. conservativeadjective

    Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.

  8. conservativeadjective

    Relating to the Republican Party, regardless of its conservatism.

  9. conservativeadjective

    Relating to the Conservative Party.

  10. conservativeadjective

    Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.

  11. Conservativenoun

    Conservative Party

  12. Conservativenoun

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

  13. Conservativenoun

    A member of the Conservative party.

  14. Conservativenoun

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

  15. Etymology: From servare

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conservativeadjective

    Having the power of opposing diminution or injury.

    Etymology: from conservo, Latin.

    The spherical figure, as to all heavenly bodies, so it agreeeth to light, as the most perfect and conservative of all others. Henry Peacham.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservativeadjective

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

  2. Conservativeadjective

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

  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

  4. Conservativenoun

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

  5. Conservativenoun

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

  6. Conservativenoun

    a member of the Conservative party

  7. 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. John Dewey:

    Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it.

  2. Aaron David Miller:

    It works very well with Evangelicals. It works very well with about a quarter of the American Jewish community, it works with conservative Republicans. And these are issues that are highly volatile and play extremely well.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    But this whole notion Ted has that he's the only conservative, I think as people learn more about his record, they'll realize what he really is is very calculating, he's always looking to take whatever position it takes to win votes or raise money, and we're not going to beat Hillary Clinton with someone that will say or do anything to get elected.

  4. Paul Glader:

    The New York Times op-ed pages are trying to understand or serve the country by hiring another conservative writer, it’s a blow to the Journal. I think he was the best writer on that page.

  5. Charlie Cook:

    I don't think a lot of Democrats would vote for her if a Democrat were an option, the reason that a lot of them are interested in her is because of her opposition to Trump. But if you had a Democratic opponent, why would many people do that given that she is more conservative than Donald Trump is?

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Translations for Conservative

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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