Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English

CONSERVATIVE

Pronunciation: k ə n- ' s ə r-v ə -tiv

Function: adjective

Date: 14th century

1 : PRESERVATIVE

2 a : of or relating to a philosophy of conservatism b capitalized : of or constituting a political party professing the principles of conservatism: as (1) : of or constituting a party of the United Kingdom advocating support of established institutions (2) : PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE

3 a : tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions : TRADITIONAL b : marked by moderation or caution <a conservative estimate> c : marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners <a conservative suit>

4 : of, relating to, or practicing Conservative Judaism

– con · ser · va · tive · ly adverb

– con · ser · va · tive · ness noun

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