Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English


■ adjective

1》 averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values.

↘(of dress or taste) sober and conventional.

2》 (in a political context) favouring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially ~ ideas.

↘( Conservative ) relating to a Conservative Party.

3》 (of an estimate) purposely low for the sake of caution.

4》 (of surgery or medical treatment) intended to control rather than eliminate a condition, and preserve existing tissue.

■ noun

1》 a ~ person.

2》 ( Conservative ) a supporter or member of a Conservative Party.


conservatism noun

~ly adverb

~ness noun

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