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conservative

Synonyms of conservative in English:

adjective

  • 1 the conservative wing of the party
    fundamentalist;
    in the UK Tory;
    in the US Republican
    informal true blue
    [Antonyms] socialist
  • 2 they were held in check by the conservative trade-union movement
    traditionalist, traditional, conventional, orthodox, stable, old-fashioned, dyed-in-the-wool, unchanging, hidebound;
    cautious, prudent, careful, safe, timid, unadventurous, unenterprising, set in one's ways;
    informal stick in the mud
    [Antonyms] radical
  • 3 men should wear a dark conservative suit
    conventional, sober, quiet, modest, plain, unobtrusive, unostentatious, restrained, reserved, subdued, subtle, low-key, demure
    informal square, straight
    [Antonyms] ostentatious
  • 4 a conservative estimate
    low, cautious, understated, unexaggerated, moderate, reasonable
  • noun

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  • liberals and conservatives are beginning to find common ground on one point
    in the UK Tory;
    in the US Republican
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