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English adjective: conservative

1. conservative resistant to change


Similarblimpish, buttoned-up, fusty, hidebound, nonprogressive, standpat, traditionalist, ultraconservative, unprogressive


See alsoorthodox, right


Attributeideology, political orientation, political theory


Antonymsliberal

2. conservative having social or political views favoring conservatism


Similarright


Antonymscenter, left

3. conservative avoiding excess


SamplesA conservative estimate.


Synonymscautious


Similarmoderate


Antonymsimmoderate

4. conservative unimaginatively conventional


SamplesA colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business.


Synonymsbutton-down, buttoned-down


Similarconventional


Antonymsunconventional

5. conservative conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class


SamplesA bourgeois mentality.


Synonymsbourgeois, materialistic


Similarmiddle-class


Antonymslow-class, lower-class, upper-class


English noun: conservative

1. conservative (person) a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas


Synonymsconservativist


Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup


Narrower (hyponym)capitalist, conformist, diehard, extreme right-winger, fuddy-duddy, hardliner, minimalist, mossback, neocon, neoconservative, reactionary, right-winger, rightist, square, square toes, traditionalist, ultraconservative


Antonymsliberal, liberalist, progressive

2. Conservative (person) a member of a Conservative Party


Broader (hypernym)fellow member, member









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