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Synonyms for conservative
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservative, conservativist(noun)

    a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas

    Synonyms:
    conservativist

    Antonyms:
    liberal, liberalist, progressive, center, left, socialised, low-class, welfarist, lower-class, unconventional, liberalistic, neoliberal, reform-minded, welfare-statist, reformist, civil-libertarian, immoderate, upper-class, socialized

  2. Conservative(adj)

    a member of a Conservative Party

    Synonyms:
    conservativist

    Antonyms:
    liberalist, liberal, progressive, welfarist, center, socialised, neoliberal, upper-class, lower-class, left, civil-libertarian, low-class, liberalistic, reformist, reform-minded, socialized, welfare-statist, immoderate, unconventional

  3. conservative(adj)

    resistant to change

    Synonyms:
    bourgeois, materialistic, button-down, buttoned-down, cautious

    Antonyms:
    liberalist, progressive, liberal, lower-class, low-class, reform-minded, center, welfare-statist, left, socialised, unconventional, civil-libertarian, welfarist, socialized, reformist, liberalistic, neoliberal, immoderate, upper-class

  4. conservative(adj)

    having social or political views favoring conservatism

    Synonyms:
    bourgeois, materialistic, button-down, buttoned-down, cautious

    Antonyms:
    progressive, liberal, liberalist, low-class, left, center, unconventional, civil-libertarian, socialized, reform-minded, neoliberal, liberalistic, upper-class, reformist, lower-class, welfarist, socialised, welfare-statist, immoderate

  5. cautious, conservative(adj)

    avoiding excess

    "a conservative estimate"

    Synonyms:
    bourgeois, materialistic, button-down, buttoned-down, cautious

    Antonyms:
    liberalist, liberal, progressive, neoliberal, left, low-class, upper-class, welfare-statist, socialised, welfarist, socialized, liberalistic, lower-class, reformist, reform-minded, civil-libertarian, immoderate, unconventional, center

  6. button-down, buttoned-down, conservative(adj)

    unimaginatively conventional

    "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek

    Synonyms:
    bourgeois, materialistic, button-down, cautious, buttoned-down

    Antonyms:
    progressive, liberalist, liberal, reform-minded, low-class, reformist, welfarist, upper-class, unconventional, immoderate, welfare-statist, lower-class, socialized, neoliberal, liberalistic, center, civil-libertarian, socialised, left

  7. bourgeois, conservative, materialistic(adj)

    conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    "a bourgeois mentality"

    Synonyms:
    bourgeois, mercenary, buttoned-down, worldly-minded, materialistic, cautious, button-down

    Antonyms:
    liberalist, liberal, progressive, left, socialized, neoliberal, center, upper-class, unconventional, lower-class, liberalistic, immoderate, socialised, welfarist, reform-minded, welfare-statist, low-class, reformist, civil-libertarian

Wiktionary

  1. conservative(noun)

    Synonyms:
    traditionalist

  2. conservative(noun)

    Conservative Party

    The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.

    Synonyms:
    traditionalist

  3. conservative(noun)

    A member of a political party incorporating the word Conservative in its name.

    At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.

    Synonyms:
    traditionalist

  4. conservative(noun)

    A member of the Conservative party.

    Synonyms:
    traditionalist

  5. Conservative(propernoun)

    A member or supporter of the Conservative Party of Canada, or its predecessors, or provincial equivalents, or their predecessors

    Synonyms:
    traditionalist, Blue

  6. conservative(adjective)

    Relating to the Conservative Party.

    Synonyms:
    tory

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conservative

    Synonyms:
    undestroyed, unsuppressed, stationary, unrepealed

    Antonyms:
    changed, newfangled, radical, progressive, modifiable, alterable, transitional

Editors Contribution

  1. opposed to change

    Submitted by anonymous on February 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conservative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    opposed to change

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "conservative":

    curator, tory, prudent, curators, conservator, conservatism, cautious, governor, governorate, careful, preservative, governors, registrar

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How to use conservative in a sentence?

  1. Tim Moore:

    The Charlotte City Council has gone against all common sense and has created a major public safety issue by opening all bathrooms and changing rooms to the general public, i join my conservative colleagues and Pat McCrory in exploring legislative intervention to correct this radical course.

  2. Lee Peterson:

    Folks are obviously reluctant to do things that they don't feel comfortable with, and the conservative nature of the state is such that they can understand property rights.

  3. Everett Piper:

    The classical liberal is someone who stands for freedom, for liberty and for liberation. What we see today within the American academy is the shutting down of ideas. We see ideological fascism rather than academic freedom. The conservative voice is actually more classically liberal because we’re arguing for an open, robust exchange of ideas. Why? Because we can trust truth to judge the debate rather than politics or power.”

  4. Jeb Bush:

    He’s not a conservative, he doesn’t have the temperament to be president and whenever I have the chance to describe what I think about him, I’m gonna do it.

  5. George Osborne:

    For most of my childhood and early adult life, a succession of Labour Party leaders reformed the constitution of the Labour Party. Neil Kinnock did, John Smith did, Tony Blair did, to make sure that it was more rooted in what the British people wanted, if they want to go back to the 1980s, let them. The Conservative Party is not doing that.


Translations for conservative

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  • محافظArabic
  • консервативен, консерватор, внимателен, умеренBulgarian
  • conservador, republicàCatalan, Valencian
  • konzervativníCzech
  • konservativDanish
  • Konvervative, Konservativer, konservativGerman
  • συντηρητικός, επιφυλακτικός, ρεπουμπλικανός, μετριοπαθήςGreek
  • konservativaEsperanto
  • conservadorSpanish
  • محافظه کارPersian
  • vanhoillinen, republikaaninen, varovainen, konservatiivi, konservatiivinenFinnish
  • conservateur, prudentFrench
  • coimeádachIrish
  • שמרנית, שמרן, שמרניHebrew
  • íhaldssinniIcelandic
  • prudenteItalian
  • 보수주의자Korean
  • zachowawczy, konserwatywnyPolish
  • prudente, conservadorPortuguese
  • conservatoare, conservatorRomanian
  • консерватор, умеренный, консервативный, республиканскийRussian
  • konservativ, gammaldags, republikansk, bakåtsträvandeSwedish
  • อนุรักษนิยมThai
  • muhafazakârTurkish
  • קאנסערוואטיווYiddish

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