Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English

CONSERVATIVE

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

Note: The spelling 'Conservative' is also used for meaning 1.

1.

A Conservative politician or voter is a member of or votes for the Conservative Party in Britain.

Most Conservative MPs appear happy with the government’s reassurances.

...disenchanted Conservative voters.

= Tory

ADJ

Conservative is also a noun.

In 1951 the Conservatives were returned to power.

N-COUNT

2.

Someone who is ~ has right-wing views.

...counties whose citizens invariably support the most ~ candidate in any election.

= right-wing

ADJ

Conservative is also a noun.

The new judge is 50-year-old David Suitor who’s regarded as a ~.

N-COUNT

3.

Someone who is ~ or has ~ ideas is unwilling to accept changes and new ideas.

It is essentially a narrow and ~ approach to child care.

ADJ

4.

If someone dresses in a ~ way, their clothes are conventional in style.

The girl was well dressed, as usual, though in a more ~ style.

ADJ

~ly

She was always very ~ly dressed when we went out.

ADV: ADV with v

5.

A ~ estimate or guess is one in which you are cautious and estimate or guess a low amount which is probably less that the real amount.

A ~ estimate of the bill, so far, is about ?22,000...

This guess is probably on the ~ side.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

~ly

The bequest is ~ly estimated at ?30 million.

ADV: ADV with v

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