Share this entry

conservative
American English: /kənˈsərvədɪv/
British English: /kənˈsəːvətɪv/

Translation of conservative in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (traditional)
    (person/views/clothes)
    conservador
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2
    also: Conservative
    (Politics) (in UK, Can, etc) (before noun) the Conservative (and Unionist) Party (in UK)
    el Partido Conservador
  • 3 (cautious)
    (approach)
    cauteloso
    prudente
    at a conservative estimate
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • 1 (traditionalist)
    conservador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2
    also: Conservative
    (in UK)
    conservador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)
    the Conservatives
    los conservadores
    el Partido Conservador

Definition of conservative in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Cultural Note: Conservative Party

El Partido Conservador es uno de los principales partidos políticos británicos. Se sitúa a la derecha del espectro político que apoya el sistema capitalista, la libre empresa y la privatización de la industria y los servicios públicos. Surgió alrededor de 1830 como resultado de la evolución del Tory Party y a menudo se le denomina aún por este nombre.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: