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, 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.

    Etymology: From servare

  2. conservative(Noun)

    A fiscal conservative

    Etymology: From servare

  3. conservative(Noun)

    A political conservative

    Etymology: From servare

  4. conservative(Noun)

    A social conservative.

    Etymology: From servare

  5. conservative(Adjective)

    Tending to resist change.

    The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.

    Etymology: From servare

  6. conservative(Adjective)

    Based on pessimistic assumptions.

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

    Etymology: From servare

  7. conservative(Adjective)

    Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.

    Etymology: From servare

  8. conservative(Adjective)

    Relating to the Republican Party, regardless of its conservatism.

    Etymology: From servare

  9. conservative(Adjective)

    Relating to the Conservative Party.

    Etymology: From servare

  10. conservative(Adjective)

    Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.

    Etymology: From servare

  11. Conservative(ProperNoun)

    Conservative Party

    Etymology: From servare

  12. Conservative(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From servare

  13. Conservative(ProperNoun)

    A member of the Conservative party.

    Etymology: From servare

  14. Conservative(ProperNoun)

    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. Conservative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  2. Conservative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  4. Conservative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatif.]

  6. Conservative(noun)

    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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How to say conservative in sign language?

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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. Ben Williamson:

    Rep. Meadows was advised this weekend that he may have come in contact with the Conservative Political Action Conference attendee who tested positive for COVID-19, now 12 days ago. Out of an abundance of caution, Mark Meadows received testing which came back negative, while Mark Meadows's experiencing zero symptoms, under doctors' standard precautionary recommendations, Mark Meadows'll remain at home until the 14 day period expires this Wednesday.

  2. Christopher Grayling:

    There are different opinions in the party. Everyone has to go out of their way to make sure that the debate within the Conservative Party is a constructive one, an amicable one and one that doesn't involve attacks on each other, and then from a Conservative point of view after the event we've really got to make sure that when the result comes in, we come together, we heal the party, we move beyond the discussions at the moment and we win in 2020.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    If Medicare Advantage's true that 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, so let's just stand up for the right policy, go out there and defend it.

  4. The Texas senator:

    Hillary Clinton embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances up until the moment of birth. Partial-birth abortion with taxpayer funding, with no notification for parents in any circumstances -- 91% of Americans say that's nuts, so what do they do, they try to shift it. The war on women wasn't that, it was contraceptives. Now listen, I have been a conservative my entire life. I have never met anybody, any conservative who wants to ban contraceptives.

  5. Don Beyer:

    I dont think its actually true, there are cynics who say this is about the next election. But I think its much more about values. We would move from a progressive, very strong attorney general to someone whos not just a Republican, but whos on the arch-conservative end of it. So the way our laws wouldbe administered in Virginia would be completely different. This isnt about party politics as much as it is about the kind of Virignia that we want.

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Translations for conservative

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  • محافظArabic
  • консервативен, консерватор, внимателен, умеренBulgarian
  • conservador, republicàCatalan, Valencian
  • konzervativníCzech
  • konservativDanish
  • Konvervative, Konservativer, konservativGerman
  • συντηρητικός, επιφυλακτικός, ρεπουμπλικανός, μετριοπαθήςGreek
  • konservativaEsperanto
  • conservadorSpanish
  • محافظه کارPersian
  • 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
  • อนุรักษนิยมThai
  • muhafazakârTurkish
  • קאנסערוואטיווYiddish

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