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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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. President Trump:

    But I’m putting conservative people on.

  2. Stefan Worrall:

    Earnings in Japan haven't been that bad, against very conservative guidance, which in retrospect was appropriate, i'm surprised there's been a failure to recognise more of the positives.

  3. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

  4. Cameron Lindsay:

    A psychologist is going to think one way, but a warden needs to think a different way, you have to take the conservative, safe route and keep an individual like this on suicide watch.

  5. Peter Keller:

    Ship owners are very conservative, they're generally a little slower to act... But it's going to happen, every year the percentage of LNG powered ships out of the new-build market is increasing.

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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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