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Synonyms for conservative
kənˈsɜr və tɪvcon·ser·va·tive

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  1. conservativenoun


  2. conservativenoun

    Tending to resist change.

    The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.


  3. conservativenoun

    Based on pessimistic assumptions.

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


  4. conservativenoun

    A member of the Conservative party.


  5. Conservativenoun

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

    traditionalist, Blue

  6. conservativeadjective

    Relating to the Conservative Party.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. conservative

    undestroyed, unsuppressed, stationary, unrepealed

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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. conservative, conservativistnoun

    a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas


    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. Conservativeadjective

    a member of a Conservative Party


    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. conservativeadjective

    resistant to change

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

    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. conservativeadjective

    having social or political views favoring conservatism

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

    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, conservativeadjective

    avoiding excess

    "a conservative estimate"

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

    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, conservativeadjective

    unimaginatively conventional

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

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

    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, materialisticadjective

    conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    "a bourgeois mentality"

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

    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

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  1. opposed to change

    Submitted by anonymous on February 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. conservativeadjective

    opposed to change

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  1. Jamal Khashoggi:

    I think he will continue with Abdullah's reforms. He realises the importance of this. He's not conservative in person, but he values the opinion of the conservative constituency of the country, king Abdullah was willing to challenge the conservatives, but not to crush them. Salman respected the status quo. He wanted reform but was very much connected to the tribal mentality, the conservative nature of his constituency.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    When you are right you cannot be too radical when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

  3. Donald Trump:

    You know, Ronald Reagan wasn't a conservative, he became a great conservative. By the time I'm finished, people will say I'm a great conservative.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    It is neither liberal nor conservative to lie or to commit adultery. It is simply wrong. It is neither liberal nor conservative to obey the laws of the Church. It is simply right. Wrong and right are the difference between death and life. They are the guideposts along the paths to damnation or to eternal life. That difference is what our lives are really about. All the rest is distraction.

  5. Benjamin Disraeli:

    A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.

Translations for conservative

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  • محافظArabic
  • умерен, консервативен, консерватор, внимателенBulgarian
  • conservador, republicàCatalan, Valencian
  • konzervativníCzech
  • konservativDanish
  • Konvervative, konservativ, KonservativerGerman
  • συντηρητικός, μετριοπαθής, επιφυλακτικός, ρεπουμπλικανόςGreek
  • konservativaEsperanto
  • conservadorSpanish
  • محافظه کارPersian
  • konservatiivi, konservatiivinen, vanhoillinen, varovainen, republikaaninenFinnish
  • conservateur, prudentFrench
  • coimeádachIrish
  • שמרנית, שמרני, שמרןHebrew
  • íhaldssinniIcelandic
  • prudenteItalian
  • 보수주의자Korean
  • zachowawczy, konserwatywnyPolish
  • conservador, prudentePortuguese
  • conservatoare, conservatorRomanian
  • республиканский, консерватор, умеренный, консервативныйRussian
  • gammaldags, republikansk, bakåtsträvande, konservativSwedish
  • อนุรักษนิยมThai
  • muhafazakârTurkish
  • קאנסערוואטיווYiddish

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