Translation of conservative in Spanish:

conservative

Pronunciation: /kənˈsɜːrvətɪv; kənˈsɜːvətɪv/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (traditional) [person/views/clothes] conservador
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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.
    1.2
    (Conservative)
    [Politics/Política] (in UK, Can, etc) (before noun/delante del nombre) conservador the Conservative (and Unionist) Party (in UK) el Partido Conservador
    1.3 (cautious) [approach] cauteloso, prudente at a conservative estimate calculando por lo bajo
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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.
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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.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (traditionalist) conservador, (masculine, feminine) 1.2
    (Conservative)
    (in UK) conservador, (masculine, feminine) the Conservatives los conservadores, el Partido Conservador

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.