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

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. Fox News:

    We do not have a Republican Party on Capitol Hill that can get its act together, i don’t know how you would carry water for this, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Monday. Not that I want to ; don’t misunderstand. I ’m just coming up with new ways to explain what a sellout, disaster, betrayal — whatever you want to call this — it is. At a White House leadership press conference Tuesday morning, however, Speaker Paul Ryan and other top Republicans defended the package. Paul Ryan touted the.

  2. Keith Ellison:

    However, Ellison’s past associations and commentsmay trouble more moderate voters. Ellison’s 2006 run for Keith Ellison seat was plunged into controversy after the conservative PowerLineBlog.com found he had once identified with Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and in 1998 was referring to himself as Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammed. The Washington Post reported that Keith Ellison had defended Farrakhan against accusations of anti-Semitism in 1989 and in 1990 had called affirmative action a sneaky form of compensation for slavery, calling instead for reparations. When the controversy erupted in 2006, Keith Ellison acknowledged Keith Ellison had worked with the group, but only for 18 months to help organize Farrakhan's 1995 Million Man March. Keith Ellison distanced Keith Ellison from both Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, and said Keith Ellison had n’t scruitinized the group's anti-Semitic positions appropriately. They were and are anti-Semitic, and I should have come to that conclusion earlier than I did, Keith Ellison said. Yet it is n’t the only controversy for Keith Ellison. In 2007, Keith Ellison made a comparison between Bush and 9/11 to Hitler and the 1933 Reichstag fire. 9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire, after the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country [ Hitler ] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. He later clarified that he did indeed believe that Usama bin Laden was responsible for the terror attacks. But it was n’t the only controversy for Ellison in 2007, as he also backed a movement to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney over his alleged fabrication of intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Brad Bannon believes that Ellison’s Muslim heritage could be a boost not a burden, especially in light of Trump’s elevation Sunday of controversial Breitbart boss Steve Bannon to chief strategist.

  3. Harry Browne:

    We should never define libertarian positions in terms coined by liberals and conservatives, nor as some variant of their positions. We are not fiscally conservative and socially liberal. We are libertarians, who believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility on all issues at all times.

  4. Media Kitchen Lowenthal:

    Fox News represents the former Republican establishment and they can use this as a way to reflect the modern American conservative view.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    Tom has a proven record of advancing conservative solutions and principles. He has the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective majority leader, and I'm proud to support him.

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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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