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1. conservative

adjective. ['kənˈsɝːvətɪv'] resistant to change.

Synonyms

  • blimpish
  • political theory
  • orthodox
  • right
  • buttoned-up
  • unprogressive
  • ultraconservative
  • hidebound
  • political orientation
  • fusty
  • traditionalist
  • standpat
  • ideology

Antonyms

  • unorthodox
  • center
  • liberal
  • emotional person

Etymology

  • con- (Latin)
  • cum (Latin)
  • servare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Conservative

  • preservative

How do you pronounce conservative?

Pronounce conservative as kənˈsərvətɪv.

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How do you spell conservative? Is it conservitive ?

A common misspelling of conservative is conservitive

Example sentences of the word conservative


1. Adjective
Makeup and nail polish should be kept conservative and minimal.

Quotes containing the word conservative


1. As a longtime fan of talk radio, I'm very worried about the low opinion that conservative hosts and callers have of the American artist. Art is portrayed as a scam, a rip-off and snow job pushed by snobbish elites.
- Camille Paglia

2. Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor. You get points for just being liberal. You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes.
- Ted Rall

3. I'll tell you, in my life I've never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging. Those are all conservative values - faith, family, hard work, responsibility.
- Ted Cruz

2. conservative

noun. ['kənˈsɝːvətɪv'] a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas.

Synonyms

  • grownup
  • adult
  • square
  • square toes
  • extreme right-winger
  • neoconservative
  • right-winger
  • capitalist
  • traditionalist
  • reactionary
  • minimalist
  • conservativist
  • neocon
  • mossback
  • conformist
  • fuddy-duddy
  • ultraconservative
  • hardliner
  • rightist

Antonyms

  • nonconformist
  • liberal
  • dishonesty
  • disagree

Etymology

  • con- (Latin)
  • cum (Latin)
  • servare (Latin)

3. conservative

adjective. ['kənˈsɝːvətɪv'] avoiding excess.

Synonyms

  • moderate

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • unlawful

Etymology

  • con- (Latin)
  • cum (Latin)
  • servare (Latin)

4. conservative

adjective. ['kənˈsɝːvətɪv'] having social or political views favoring conservatism.

Antonyms

  • left

Etymology

  • con- (Latin)
  • cum (Latin)
  • servare (Latin)

5. conservative

adjective. ['kənˈsɝːvətɪv'] unimaginatively conventional.

Synonyms

  • buttoned-down
  • conventional

Antonyms

  • immature
  • unsexy
  • dishonest

Etymology

  • con- (Latin)
  • cum (Latin)
  • servare (Latin)

6. Conservative

noun. a member of a Conservative Party.

Synonyms

  • member

Antonyms

  • mortal
  • someone

7. conservative

adjective. ['kənˈsɝːvətɪv'] conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class.

Synonyms

  • middle-class
  • materialistic

Antonyms

  • upper-class
  • woman
  • man

Etymology

  • con- (Latin)
  • cum (Latin)
  • servare (Latin)
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