Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English


n. Function: adjective

1 tending to resist or oppose change FF1C; took a very conservative stance politically FF1E;

Synonyms: die-hard, fogyish, old-line, orthodox, reactionary, right, tory, traditionalistic

Contrasted Words: modern, progressive, radical

Antonyms: advanced

2 kept or keeping within bounds FF1C; equally conservative in speech and action FF1E;

Synonyms: controlled, discreet, moderate, reasonable, restrained, temperate, unexcessive, unextreme

Related Words: cautious, chary, wary; circumspect, politic, proper, prudent

Contrasted Words: expansive, unconstrained; excessive, freewheeling, uncontrolled, unrestrained

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