Conservative

  • (adj): Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class.
    Synonyms: bourgeois, materialistic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conservative:

Oliver Letwin
... A member of the Conservative Party, he is currently the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, and a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of West Dorset ... He is also the Chairman of the Conservative Research Department and Chairman of the Conservative Party's Policy Review ...
Kamloops - Politics
... Terry Lake, Kamloops-North Thompson Federal Members of Parliament Cathy McLeod (2008–present) Conservative Party of Canada Betty Hinton (2000–2008) Conservative ...
Unite The Right - 2003 - 2004: Creation of The Conservative Party of Canada
... The summer negotiations eventually produced the Conservative Party Agreement-in-Principle between the PCs and the CA on the establishment of a new Conservative Party of Canada. 16, 2003, Alliance leader Stephen Harper and Progressive Conservative leader Peter MacKay announced the formation of the new united conservative party ... Harper was elected leader of the new Conservative Party of Canada on March 20, 2004, by the new party's 350,000 members spread out across 301 equally weighted ...
Thatcherism - Dispute Over The Term
... The Conservative historian of Peterhouse, Maurice Cowling, also questioned the uniqueness of "Thatcherism" ... authority, inequality, individualism and average decency and respectability, which had been the Conservative Party's theme since at least 1886." Cowling ... has used a radical rhetoric to give intellectual respectability to what the Conservative Party has always wanted." ...
Tom Tomorrow - This Modern World
... penguin named "Sparky" and his Boston Terrier friend "Blinky" "Biff," a generic conservative often used by Sparky as a foil "Conservative Jones," a boy ...

More definitions of "conservative":

  • (adj): Opposed to liberal reforms.
  • (adj): Resistant to change.
  • (noun): A person who has conservative ideas or opinions.
    Synonyms: conservativist
  • (adj): Avoiding excess.
    Example: "A conservative estimate"
    Synonyms: cautious

Famous quotes containing the word conservative:

    Typical of Iowa towns, whether they have 200 or 20,000 inhabitants, is the church supper, often utilized to raise money for paying off church debts. The older and more conservative members argue that the “House of the Lord” should not be made into a restaurant; nevertheless, all members contribute time and effort, and the products of their gardens and larders.
    —For the State of Iowa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means, in this country, the need to be left. I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.
    Kingsley Amis (1922–1995)

    What more do I need to say? Conservative books sell. I can’t help it if liberal books don’t sell.
    Newt Gingrich (b. 1943)