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. Varshini Prakash:

    It's hard to substantiate which one is more or less of a threat, we will need to put pressure on Republicans who are up for reelection in the Senate in 2022. We will need to put pressure on Democrats who are in more conservative states right now. We will need to also pressure leadership like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to fight like hell to pass climate policy, not just cater to those who are holding us back from Congress.

  2. Koon Chow:

    Some of the price action looked like an over-reaction, for example in the Russian bonds, so you get people buying it back, if anything, the geopolitical developments will strengthen Russian policymakers' resolve to run a very conservative economic policy, which means your economy is less vulnerable to geopolitical-related developments.

  3. Mark Ivy:

    I understand politics in Indiana. I know it's conservative. I get that this is about politics, because I can see it as politics, I'm not mad.

  4. Frank Mankiewicz:

    A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word "but" which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you. Thus: "I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... " (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).

  5. Saul Anuzis:

    He's a hyper-fast moving type of guy, when he sits across from you and says,' I'm making a commitment and I'm asking you to make a commitment,' -- he's not benefiting from it financially or politically in any way -- I think that's a pretty powerful selling tool to have.' Keep the Promises This summer, Toby Neugebauer stepped back from day-to-day operations and was replaced primarily by David Barton, a Texas operative with deep ties to the nation's pastors. Tom Patrick, Tom Patrick, said Tom Patrick hadn't heard from Toby Neugebauer in months. Like David Barton, the three groups tied to the three anchor families all have religious tones. Keep the Promise III, backed solely by $ 15 million from Texas fracking giants Farris and Dan Wilks, is breaking through in digital organizing via Promise III Reigniting the Promise project, with a months-old Facebook page that has quickly earned more than 350,000 likes. Conservative Solutions Project is advised by Jon Francis, a Dan Wilks family member and the manager of their philanthropic giving, along with a coterie of anti-abortion activists from a group called Online for Life, who have no prior experience in partisan politics. Keep the Promise I, funded by Long Island billionaire Robert Mercer and helmed by Kellyanne Conway, a well-regarded GOP political operative, is focusing a $ 1 million radio campaign on Christian channels in Iowa, where Ted Cruz is increasingly polling well. The $ 11 million group is also diversifying its portfolio and hiring organizers in the states. Steve King, an Iowa political operative and son of powerful Rep. Steve King, is leading a growing field team in the Hawkeye State, and there are plans to staff up in South Carolina as well to supplement the official campaign field team -- which South Carolina's bumping into on the trail.

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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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