Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English


[] adj (14c) 1: preservative

2. a: of or relating to a philosophy of conservatism b cap: 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 ~ estimate" c: marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners "a ~ suit"

4: of or relating to Conservative Judaism -- adv -- n

[2]conservative n (1831) 1 a: an adherent or advocate of political conservatism b cap: a member or supporter of a conservative political party

2. a: one who adheres to traditional methods or views b: a cautious or discreet person

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