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Conservative meaning

conservative - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
  2. 2. Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; -- contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical.
  4. 4. One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.
  5. 5. One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical.
  6. 6. A member of the Conservative party.
  7. 7. One who desires to preserve institutions until they can be changed with certainty for the better.
  8. 8. Tending to conserve.

conservative - examples of usage

  1. " Mr. Lawton was always conservative. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  2. His four- and- a- half- foot body was dressed in the most conservative Earth clothing, quiet colors and cheap quality. - "Backlash", Winston Marks.
  3. To some extent it has its own opinions, which are now more conservative than theirs; and even when they are in power it amends the lesser details of their bills with a good deal of freedom, sometimes making its own views prevail. - "The Government of England (Vol. I)", A. Lawrence Lowell.
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