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Adjective
/kənˈsərvətiv/,
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Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion,
  1. Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion

  2. (of dress or taste) Sober and conventional
    • - a conservative suit
  3. (of an estimate) Purposely low for the sake of caution
    • - the film was not cheap—$30,000 is a conservative estimate
  4. (of surgery or medical treatment) Intended to control rather than eliminate a condition, with existing tissue preserved as far as possible

  5. Of or relating to the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party in another country

Noun
  1. A person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in relation to politics

  2. A supporter or member of the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party in another country


  1. a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
  2. resistant to change
  3. a member of a Conservative Party
  4. having social or political views favoring conservatism
  5. cautious: avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"
  6. button-down: unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek
  7. Conservatism (conservare, "to preserve") is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports minimal and gradual change in society. ...
  8. Conservatism in the United States is a concept which has evolved over the history of the country, encompassing somewhat different political stances in various eras. ...
  9. (Conservativeness) The ISO 14064-2 principle of using conservative assumptions, values and procedures to ensure that greenhouse gas emission reductions are not overestimated.
  10. (100. conservatives) in general, these are people who want less changes, a stronger central gov't, and fewer individual rights.  Metternich was a conservative.
  11. (Conservatives) The meanest, most evil, ignorant, arrogant, selfish, vicious, spiteful, hypocritical, greedy, brutal, immoral, mean spirited, negative bastards ever to walk the Earth.  They hate everyone and everything. ...
  12. (Conservatives) These are orthodox Catholics who agree with most or all of the changes after Vatican II.
  13. (Conservatives) the party in favor of maintaining union with England.
  14. (conservatives) those who emphasize the marketplace as the means of distributing economic benefits but look to government to uphold traditional social values.
  15. A hypothesis test is conservative if the actual significance level for the test is smaller than the stated significance level of the test. ...
  16. An investment approach that accepts lower rewards in return for potentially lower risks.
  17. A conservative risk assessment estimates high-end risk rather than low-end risk. A conservative risk assessment should not underestimate risk and, therefore, will indicate risk to most species of plants and animals.
  18. One of the major movements of Judaism, accepting the binding nature of Jewish law but believing that the law can change. See Movements of Judaism in the United States Today.
  19. In design and analysis, a conservative model or a conservative assumption is one that departs from accuracy in such a way that it reduces the chances of a false-positive assessment of the feasibility of the system in question. ...
  20. A person whose political philosophy is generally based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change. ...
  21. people who generally like to uphold current conditions and oppose changes. Conservatives are often referred to as the right wing.
  22. (kun SER-va tiv) adj. Tending to favor the preservation of the existing order and to regard proposals for change with distrust.
  23. From the root "conserve," it may be used to mean someone who saves rather than spends. However, in American politics, some of the self-styled "conservatives" have advocated far more government spending than the so-called "liberals. ...
  24. Within Christianity, this is one wing of the religion, composed of Fundamentalists, other Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Charismatics, and members of most independent churches. ...
  25. religious movement whose position lies between the Orthodox and Reform.