Definición de conservative en inglés:

conservative

Silabificación: con·serv·a·tive
Pronunciación: /kənˈsərvədiv
 
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adjetivo

1Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.
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  • The rapid rise of the green movement is an example of this, because it appeals to traditional conservative values.
  • Lewis was an old-fashioned Christian, and those who consider the church to be too interested in modernising see him as a hero of religious orthodoxy and conservative values.
  • His parents weren't party-political, but he was certainly brought up with traditionally conservative values.
Sinónimos
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
1.1(Of dress or taste) sober and conventional: a conservative suit
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  • The many suits and ties and other conservative dress worn by the crowd yesterday reflected the upscale membership of much of the organisation.
  • The best advice I was always given by peers was to dress in a conservative suit with modest accessories at the interview.
  • Not only are the quantities of meat large, but the fact that there are people who want to eat dried rat bat, or even monkey meat comes as a surprise to those of us whose tastes are more conservative.
Sinónimos
conventional, sober, modest, plain, unobtrusive, restrained, subtle, low-key, demure, unshowy, unflashy
informal square, straight
1.2(Of an estimate) purposely low for the sake of caution: the film was not cheap—$30,000 is a conservative estimate
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  • The number of women trafficked for this purpose is unknown, although conservative estimates put the number in the millions.
  • The combat capability of such a servicemen could be compared, even by conservative estimates, to that of a modern section or even platoon.
  • Those sorts of considerations are why I said $440 billion was a conservative estimate, which is admittedly a bit crazy just to say, but there it is.
Sinónimos
low, cautious, understated, moderate, reasonable
1.3(Of surgery or medical treatment) intended to control rather than eliminate a condition, with existing tissue preserved as far as possible.
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  • The trial randomized 1,033 patients in 27 countries to early surgery or conservative treatment.
  • If conservative treatment fails, surgery to excise any bone spurs and debridement of the retrocalcaneal bursa may be helpful.
  • For patients who do not respond to conservative treatment, surgery should be considered.
1.4 (Conservative) Of or relating to the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party in another country.
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  • The Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties are contesting every seat.
  • An important factor in this was the experience of eighteen years of Conservative government.
  • At the same time we had just emerged from a long period of Conservative government.
Sinónimos
right-wing, reactionary, traditionalist;
Republican;
British Tory
informal redneck

sustantivo

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1A person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in relation to politics.
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  • They saw fascists as more patriotic and determined than traditional conservatives.
  • So the claim that there are conservatives who believe in some sort of absolute liberty is a total straw man.
  • The antagonism between conservatives and progressives in Korea has a long history.
Sinónimos
1.1 (Conservative) A supporter or member of the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party in another country.
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  • Around them stand officials and party workers from the Conservatives and Lib Dems.
  • The Scottish National Party and Conservatives are expected to oppose the building.
  • There has never been a coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Origen

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 19th century onward.

Derivativos

conservatism

Pronunciación: /kənˈsərvəˌtizəm/
sustantivo
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  • One of the main criticisms of political access programmes in decades past was their staidness and conservatism.
  • The new conservatism has little in common with its classical counterpart.
  • Look even deeper, though, below that conservatism, and there's a wild and crazy heart.

conservatively

adverbio
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  • It is not known how many Irish children are affected overall, but it is conservatively estimated to be at least 10,000.
  • The firm is family-controlled and conservatively managed.
  • He dresses more conservatively, even speaks differently.

conservativeness

sustantivo
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  • Because the desire to combine conflicting data is strong in real studies, the conservativeness of the present test is unlikely to be a major concern for some.
  • And similarly, if the central bank is fully under the spell of government, the conservativeness of the central bank does not matter.
  • Physicists generally maintain a healthy skepticism about whatever they hear and are much less susceptible to dogmatic conservativeness than one might think.

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