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conservative

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adjective con·ser·va·tive \kən-ˈsər-və-tiv\

Simple Definition of conservative

  • : believing in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society : relating to or supporting political conservatism

  • Conservative : of or relating to the conservative party in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada

  • : not liking or accepting changes or new ideas

Full Definition of conservative

  1. 1 :  preservative

  2. 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. 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

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or practicing Conservative Judaism

con·ser·va·tive·ly adverb
con·ser·va·tive·ness noun

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conservative

noun con·ser·va·tive

Simple Definition of conservative

  • : a person who believes in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society : a person who is politically conservative

  • Conservative : a member or supporter of a conservative political party in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada

Full Definition of conservative

  1. 1 a :  an adherent or advocate of political conservatism b capitalized :  a member or supporter of a conservative political party

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

Examples of conservative

  1. His message is being well received by conservatives.

  2. <proposed legislation that was opposed by conservatives throughout the state>



1831

First Known Use of conservative

1831


CONSERVATIVE Defined for Kids

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conservative

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adjective con·ser·va·tive \kən-ˈsər-və-tiv\

Definition of conservative

  1. 1 :  favoring a policy of keeping things as they are :  opposed to change

  2. 2 :  favoring established styles and standards <He wears conservative ties.>

  3. 3 :  likely to be lower than what the real amount or number is <a conservative estimate>

con·ser·va·tive·ly adverb



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conservative

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noun con·ser·va·tive

Definition of conservative

  1. :  a person who is opposed to change :  a cautious person




Medical Dictionary

conservative

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adjective con·ser·va·tive \kən-ˈsər-vət-iv\

Medical Definition of conservative

  1. :  not extreme or drastic; especially :  designed to preserve parts or restore or preserve function <conservative treatment of prostate cancer by watchful waiting or hormonal therapy in contrast to radical prostatectomy>—compare aggressive 3, radical

  2. con·ser·va·tive·ly adverb





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