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Definition 1: a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for conservative in the sense of this definition

(conservative is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

(... is a kind of conservative ) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

(... is a kind of conservative ) a member of a right wing political party

(... is a kind of conservative ) an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism

(... is a kind of conservative ) a conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism

(... is a kind of conservative ) an extremely old-fashioned conservative

(... is a kind of conservative ) a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics

(... is a kind of conservative ) a conservative who is uncompromising

(... is a kind of conservative ) a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance

"you may accuse me of being and old fuddy-duddy trying to stop young people having fun"

(... is a kind of conservative ) someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)

(... is a kind of conservative ) a conservative advocate of capitalism

(... is a kind of conservative ) one who adheres to traditional views

Definition 2: a member of a Conservative Party - [noun denoting person]

(conservative is a kind of ...) one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)

"only members will be admitted" "a member of the faculty" "she was introduced to all the members of his family"

Definition 3: resistant to change, particularly in relation to politics or religion - [adjective denoting all]

(conservative is similar to ...) pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic

(conservative is similar to ...) conservative in professional manner

"employers are looking for buttoned-up types"

(conservative is similar to ...) old-fashioned and out of date

(conservative is similar to ...) stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded

(conservative is similar to ...) extremely conservative

(means also ...) adhering to what is commonly accepted

"an orthodox view of the world"

(means also ...) of or belonging to the political or intellectual right

(... are attributes of conservative) an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

Definition 4: unimaginatively conventional - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where conservative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for conservative in the sense of this definition

(conservative is similar to ...) unimaginative and conformist

"conventional bourgeois lives" "conventional attitudes"

Definition 5: conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where conservative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bourgeois mentality

Synonyms for conservative in the sense of this definition

(conservative is similar to ...) occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy

Definition 6: avoiding excess - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where conservative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a conservative estimate

Synonyms for conservative in the sense of this definition

(conservative is similar to ...) being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

"moderate prices" "a moderate income" "a moderate fine" "moderate demands" "a moderate estimate" "a moderate eater" "moderate success" "a kitchen of moderate size" "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

Definition 7: having social or political views favoring conservatism - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(conservative is similar to ...) of or belonging to the political or intellectual right

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