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The meaning of Conservative

kənˈsɜː.və.tɪv

Conservative – definition

adjective

Averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values.

Usage examples:

They were very conservative in their outlook
adjective

(in a political context) favouring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially traditional ideas.

Usage examples:

Such developments would presumably be envied by genuine libertarians in socially conservative count…
adjective

(of an estimate) purposely low for the sake of caution.

Usage examples:

Police placed the value of the haul at a conservative £500,000
adjective

(of surgery or medical treatment) intended to control rather than eliminate a condition, with existing tissue preserved as far as possible.

Usage examples:

The trial randomized 1,033 patients in 27 countries to early surgery or conservative treatment.
noun

A person who is averse to change and holds traditional values.

Usage examples:

He was considered a conservative in his approach to catholic teachings
noun

A person favouring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially traditional ideas.

Usage examples:

Many conservatives remain opposed to mandates
adjective

Tending to emphasize the importance of preserving traditional cultural and religious values, and to oppose change, esp. sudden change

Usage examples:

He wore a conservative business suit for his interview., she was conservatively dressed in a gray s…
adjective

Not involving or taking unnecessary risks

Usage examples:

The firm has always had a conservative approach to investment., a conservative estimate/figure

Conservative translation into English

Conservative: translate from English into Chinese

Translate conservative into Chinese (Simplified)}
保守的, 保守派, 守旧, 保守党人

Conservative: translate from English into Dutch

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Conservatief, Behoudend

Conservative: translate from English into French

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Conservateur, Traditionnel, Membre du parti conservateur, Immobiliste

Conservative: translate from English into German

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Konservativ, Konservative, Vorsichtig, Erhaltend

Conservative: translate from English into Hindi

Translate conservative into Hindi}
अपरिवर्तनवादी, अनुदार, अनुदारपंथी, रूढ़िवादी, रूढ़ि-प्रिय, रूढ़िवादी व्यक्ति, दकियानुसी

Conservative: translate from English into Italian

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Conservatore, Prudente, Conservatorio

Conservative: translate from English into Korean

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보수적인, 전통적인, 수수한, 영국 보수당의, 보수주의자

Conservative: translate from English into Russian

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Консерватор, Консервативный, Осторожный, Охранительный, Умеренный, Заниженный, Реакционер, Член консервативной партии, Реакционный, Относящийся к консервативной партии

Conservative: translate from English into Spanish

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Conservador, Conservativo

Word origin

late Middle English (in the sense ‘aiming to preserve’): from late Latin conservativus, from conservat- ‘conserved’, from the verb conservare (see conserve). Current senses date from the mid

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