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Adjective: conservative  kun'sur-vu-tiv
  1. Resistant to change
     
  2. Having social or political views favouring conservatism
     
  3. Avoiding excess
    "a conservative estimate";
    - cautious
     
  4. Unimaginatively conventional
    - button-down, buttoned-down [US]
     
  5. Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
    "a conservative mentality";
    - bourgeois, materialistic
Noun: conservative  kun'sur-vu-tiv
  1. A person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
    - conservativist
Adjective: Conservative
  1. Believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    "The Conservative authoritarians who were more inclined to violence";
    - rightist, right-wing, blue [Brit]
Noun: Conservative
  1. A member of a Conservative Party

Derived forms: Conservatives, conservatives

See also: blimpish, buttoned-up, conventional, fusty, hidebound, ideology, mainstream, middle-class, moderate, mythos, nonprogressive, orthodox, political orientation, political theory, right, staid, standpat, stodgy, stuffy, traditionalist, ultraconservative, unprogressive

Type of: adult, fellow member, grownup, member

Antonym: liberal

Encyclopedia: Conservative