Definitions of conservative

  1. a person who has conservative ideas or opinions
  2. That which preserves; one opposed to hasty changes in the political, religious, or civil institutions of the country.
  3. ( politics) One who desires to preserve the institutions of his country until they can be changed with certainty for the better: one averse to change.
  4. One who desires to preserve institutions until they can be changed with certainty for the better.
  5. One who is for maintaining an institution or form of government in its present state; one who would conserve old institutions and is averse to change.
  6. That which preserves; in politics, one opposed to unwarranted or hasty changes in the state.
  7. resistant to change
  8. Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.
  9. 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.
  10. One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.
  11. One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical.
  12. A member of the Conservative party.
  13. Having the power to preserve, as salt; naturally opposed to change.
  14. Tending, or having power to conserve.
  15. Tending to conserve.
  16. Adhering to the existing order of things; opposed to change or progress.
  17. Conserving.
  18. Tending to conserve; inclined to conserve, especially what is established; disposed to uphold all established institutions.
  19. Able to preserve from loss, decay, or injury.