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Synonyms of conservative in English:


  • 1 the conservative wing of the party
    right-wing, reactionary, traditionalist;
    British  Tory
    informal redneck
    [Antonyms] socialist
  • 2 our more conservative neighbors may object to the modern architecture being proposed
    traditionalist, traditional, conventional, orthodox, old-fashioned, dyed-in-the-wool, hidebound, unadventurous, set in one's ways;
    moderate, middle-of-the-road, buttoned-down
    informal stick-in-the-mud
    [Antonyms] radical
  • 3 he wore a conservative blue suit
    conventional, sober, modest, plain, unobtrusive, restrained, subtle, low-key, demure, unshowy, unflashy
    informal square, straight
    [Antonyms] ostentatious
  • 4 a conservative estimate
    low, cautious, understated, moderate, reasonable
  • noun

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  • 1 liberals and conservatives have found common ground
    British  Tory
  • Quote

    I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
    Robert Frost "Precaution" (1936)

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