Conservative Definition

kən-sûrvə-tĭv
conservatives
adjective
Of or characteristic of a conservative; tending to preserve established ways or institutions and to resist or oppose radical change.
Webster's New World
Traditional or restrained in style.
A conservative dark suit.
American Heritage
Moderate; cautious; safe.
A conservative estimate.
Webster's New World
Designating or of a movement that accepts traditional forms and religious ritual that have been adapted to modern life with moderation and flexibility.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
American Heritage
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noun
conservatives
One favoring traditional views and values.
American Heritage
A preservative.
Webster's New World
A supporter of political conservatism.
American Heritage
A conservative person.
Webster's New World
A member of the Conservative Party of Great Britain or of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Webster's New World
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pronoun
Conservative Party.
Wiktionary
(politics) A member of a political party incorporating the word "Conservative" in its name.
Wiktionary
other
An investment or investment style that is likely to result in modest returns. However, the investor is unlikely to lose the amount of money that has been invested. Typically, people approaching retirement or in retirement opt for a conservative investment approach.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Conservative

Noun

Singular:
conservative
Plural:
conservatives

Origin of Conservative

  • From Middle French conservatif, from Latin conservare

    From Wiktionary

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