Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English


I. adjective Date: 14th century preservative , 2. of or relating to a philosophy of conservatism, of or constituting a political party professing the principles of conservatism: as, of or constituting a party of the United Kingdom advocating support of established institutions, Progressive Conservative , 3. tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions ; traditional, marked by moderation or caution , marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners , of, relating to, or practicing Conservative Judaism, ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. noun Date: 1831 1. an adherent or advocate of political conservatism, a member or supporter of a ~ political party, 2. one who adheres to traditional methods or views, a cautious or discreet person

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