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Meaning & Definition of Conservative in English

English

Conservative

/kənsərvətɪv/

noun

1. A person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas

    synonym:
  • conservative
  • ,
  • conservativist

2. A member of a conservative party

    synonym:
  • Conservative

adjective

1. Resistant to change

    synonym:
  • conservative

2. Having social or political views favoring conservatism

    synonym:
  • conservative

3. Avoiding excess

  • "A conservative estimate"
    synonym:
  • cautious
  • ,
  • conservative

4. Unimaginatively conventional

  • "A colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- newsweek
    synonym:
  • button-down
  • ,
  • buttoned-down
  • ,
  • conservative

5. Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

  • "A bourgeois mentality"
    synonym:
  • bourgeois
  • ,
  • conservative
  • ,
  • materialistic

Examples of using

Her father is conservative and old-fashioned.
His father is conservative and old-fashioned.
They were conservative men.