Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English


noun a member of the conservative party.

2. conservative ·adj tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.

3. conservative ·adj having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

4. conservative ·noun one who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.

5. conservative ·noun one who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics;

— opposed to revolutionary or radical.

6. conservative ·adj of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the conservative party in england;

— contradistinguished from liberal and radical.

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