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con·ser·va·tive

 (kən-sûr′və-tĭv)
adj.
1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
4.
a. Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
b. Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
5. Conservative Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political conservatism, especially in the United Kingdom or Canada.
6. Conservative Of or adhering to Conservative Judaism.
7. Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural resources.
n.
1. One favoring traditional views and values.
2. A supporter of political conservatism.
3. Conservative A member or supporter of a Conservative political party.

con·ser′va·tive·ly adv.
con·ser′va·tive·ness n.

conservative

(kənˈsɜːvətɪv)
adj
1. favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc, and opposing innovation
2. of, characteristic of, or relating to conservatism
3. tending to be moderate or cautious: a conservative estimate.
4. conventional in style or type: a conservative suit.
5. (Medicine) med (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms. Compare radical4
6. (General Physics) physics denoting a field of force, system, etc, in which the work done moving a body from one point to another is independent of the path taken between them: electrostatic fields of force are conservative.
n
7. a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter or advocate of conservatism
adj, n
(Cookery) a less common word for preservative
conˈservatively adv
conˈservativeness n

Conservative

(kənˈsɜːvətɪv)
(in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere) adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party
2. (Judaism) of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter or member of a Conservative Party

con•serv•a•tive

(kənˈsɜr və tɪv)

adj.
1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2. cautiously moderate: a conservative estimate.
3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: a conservative suit.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to a conservative political party, esp. the Conservative Party of Great Britain.
5. of or pertaining to political conservatism.
6. (cap.) conforming to or characteristic of Conservative Judaism.
7. having the power or tendency to conserve; preservative.
n.
8. a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.
9. a supporter of conservative political policies.
10. (cap.) a member of a conservative political party, esp. the Conservative Party of Great Britain.
11. a preservative.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin]
con•serv′a•tive•ly, adv.
con•serv′a•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conservative - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideasconservative - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
capitalist - a conservative advocate of capitalism
conformist - someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
fuddy-duddy - a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance; "you may accuse me of being and old fuddy-duddy trying to stop young people having fun"
hardliner - a conservative who is uncompromising
minimalist - a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
mossback - an extremely old-fashioned conservative
neocon, neoconservative - a conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism
extreme right-winger, reactionary, ultraconservative - an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
rightist, right-winger - a member of a right wing political party
square toes, square - a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
diehard, traditionalist - one who adheres to traditional views
liberal, liberalist, progressive - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
2.Conservative - a member of a Conservative Party
fellow member, member - one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"
Adj.1.conservative - resistant to change
orthodox - adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world"
right - of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
2.conservative - having social or political views favoring conservatism
right - of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
3.conservative - avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
4.conservative - unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek
conventional - unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
5.conservative - conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle classconservative - conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality"
middle-class - occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy

conservative

adjective
1. traditional, guarded, quiet, conventional, moderate, cautious, sober, reactionary, die-hard, middle-of-the-road, hidebound People tend to be more adventurous when they're young and more conservative as they get older.
traditional liberal, radical, progressive, innovative, imaginative
noun
1. traditionalist, moderate, reactionary, die-hard, middle-of-the-roader, stick-in-the-mud (informal) The new judge is regarded as a conservative.
traditionalist changer, radical, progressive, innovator
Quotations
"I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past" [John Maynard Keynes The End of Laissez-Faire]
"A man who is determined never to move out of the beaten road cannot lose his way" [William Hazlitt The Round Table]
"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward" [Franklin D. Roosevelt]
"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution" [Hannah Arendt]
"Conservative: a statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others" [Ambrose Bierce The Cynic's Word Book]

Conservative

adjective
1. Tory, Republican (U.S.), right-wing Even among Conservative voters, more than a third disapprove of the tax.
noun
1. Tory, Republican (U.S.), right-winger Up to eighty Conservatives are expected to vote against the bill.
Quotations
"I've got money so I'm a Conservative" [Lord Thomson of Fleet]
"I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics" [Kingsley Amis]

conservative

adjective
1. Strongly favoring retention of the existing order:
2. Kept within sensible limits:
3. Clinging to obsolete ideas:
4. Able to preserve:
noun
One who strongly favors retention of the existing order:
Translations
مُحَافِظمُحافِظ، تَقليديمُحافِظ، مُقاوِم لِلتَّغيير
konzervativní
konservativ
konservatiivinenrepublikaaninenvanhoillinenvarovainenkonservatiivi
konzervativan
konzervatív
íhaldsamuríhaldsmaîur
保守的な
보수적인
konzervatívny
konservativeckonservativennazadnjaški
konservativ
ที่เป็นอนุรักษ์นิยม
tutucumuhafazakâr
bảo thủ

Conservative

[kənˈsɜːvətɪv] (Brit)
A. ADJ (Pol) → conservador
Conservative PartyPartido m Conservador
B. N (Pol) → conservador(a) m/f
to vote Conservativevotar a favor del partido Conservador

conservative

[kənˈsɜːvətɪv] ADJ
1. (= conventional) [person, suit, colour, ideas] → conservador
2. (= cautious) [attitude, approach, guess] → prudente, cauteloso
a conservative estimateun cálculo prudente or cauteloso

Conservative

conservative [kənˈsɜːrvətɪv] (British) (POLITICS)
adjconservateur Conservative Party
nconservateur/trice m/f

conservative

[kənˈsɜːrvətɪv] adj
(in approach, behaviour)conservateur/trice
(= conventional) [clothes] → classique
[estimate] → prudent(e)
at a conservative estimate → au bas mot, au moins

conservative

adj
person, stylekonservativ; (= cautious, moderate)vorsichtig; at a conservative estimatebei vorsichtiger Schätzung; I want something conservative (when buying clothes) → ich möchte etwas Gediegenes or Unauffälliges
(Pol) → konservativ; the Conservative Party (Brit) → die Konservative Partei
n (Pol: also Conservative) → Konservative(r) mf; I’m a conservative in such mattersin solchen Dingen bin ich konservativ

Conservative

[kənˈsɜːvətɪv] adj & n (Brit) (Pol) → conservatore/trice

conservative

[kənˈsɜːvətɪv]
1. adj (Pol) (person, style) → conservatore/trice; (estimate, guess) → prudente
2. nconservatore/trice

conserve

(kənˈsəːv) verb
to keep from changing, being damaged or lost. We must conserve the country's natural resources; This old building should be conserved.
noun
something preserved, eg fruits in sugar, jam etc.
ˌconserˈvation (kon-) noun
the act of conserving especially wildlife, the countryside, old buildings etc.
ˌconserˈvationist (kon-) noun
a person who is interested in conservation.
conˈservatism (-vətizəm) noun
dislike of change.
conˈservative (-tiv) adjective
1. disliking change. Older people tend to be conservative in their attitudes; conservative opinions.
2. in politics, wanting to avoid major changes and to keep business and industry in private hands.

conservative

مُحَافِظ konzervativní konservativ konservativ συντηρητικός conservador konservatiivinen conservateur konzervativan conservatore 保守的な 보수적인 conservatief konservativ konserwatywny conservador консервативный konservativ ที่เป็นอนุรักษ์นิยม tutucu bảo thủ 保守的

con·ser·va·tive

a. conservador-a; preservativo-a.

conservative

adj (measures, etc.) conservador
References in classic literature ?
Dinah had heard, from various sources, what was going on, and resolved to stand on defensive and conservative ground,--mentally determined to oppose and ignore every new measure, without any actual observable contest.
And how inexpressibly sad it was to hear him prattling on of the ideal life, of socialism, of Walt Whitman and what not,--all the dear old quackeries,--while I was already settling down comfortably to a conservative middle age.
Her father was a retired admiral, with sufficient influence to have had a sinecure made by a Conservative government expressly for the maintenance of his son pending alliance with some heiress.
Since then the most conservative engineer will discuss the problem of transatlantic telephony.
They are therefore not revolutionary, but conservative.
Before a week was over, every Square and Triangle in the district had copied the example of Chromatistes, and only a few of the more conservative Pentagons still held out.
Les ordonnances = four decrees establishing absolute rule, issued by King Charles X on July 25, 1830, which touched off the July Revolution, leading to his abdication on July 31, and the installation of the Duke of Orleans as Louis Philippe I, King of the French--Cooper was living in Paris during this period, though he returned there from Italy and Germany a few days after the July Revolution itself, and he was a close friend of the Marquis de Lafayette who played a major part in the Revolution and its aftermath; for Cooper and many others, the ultimate results of the Revolution were a serious disappointment, since the new King seemed rapidly to become almost as conservative as the old}
he said at last, after he had given one conservative puff.
He is reported to have been a Conservative in all matters except his opposition to unjust taxation, and he wore the old-fashioned cocked hat and knee-breeches until his death, in 1832, thus becoming the original of Doctor Holmes's poem,'The Last Leaf'.
D'Artagnan remembered that the English are masters in mechanics and conservative industry; and he determined to go in the morning in search of a mechanic who would sell him a strong box.
But her face was a larger and freer copy, and her mouth in especial a happy divergence from that conservative orifice, a little pair of lips at once plump and pinched, that looked, when closed, as if they could not open wider than to swallow a gooseberry or to emit an "Oh, dear, no
But there are always those of the old rock who hold by the use of their forefathers; and, above all, there are always the old women - more conservative than the men - who toward the end of their days go on a pilgrimage.