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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 Antonyms

  1. conservative

    undestroyed, unsuppressed, stationary, unrepealed

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Editors Contribution

  1. opposed to change

    Submitted by anonymous on February 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conservativeadjective

    opposed to change

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  1. Mohammad Abuershaid:

    She was very conservative. She was a stay-at-home mom. She was helping raising the children. She was helping take care of the mother at the house.

  2. Thomas Perez:

    Regrettably here, it's become a partisan issue. Certain Republicans have said we can't afford to do this, this is really remarkable when you view this issue of paid leave through the global lens. The Republican Party is really out of step with conservative governments around the world.

  3. Steven Anderson:

    Based on conservative assumptions, pharmacies have the capacity to meet the demand for 100 million vaccine doses in one month when that level of the vaccine supply is available.

  4. Roger Wicker:

    Gayle and I are looking forward to this campaign and sharing my record of successfully fighting to reduce job-killing regulations, confirm conservative judges, enact historic tax cuts, rebuild our military, and honor our veterans, we will work hard to once again earn the votes and support of all Mississippians.

  5. Amr Ezzat:

    Any religious modernization will ultimately be against al-Azhar, since it is the conservative fortress in the system.

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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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