• (adj): Avoiding excess.
    Example: "A conservative estimate"
    Synonyms: cautious
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conservative:

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 detective whose deductive ...
Kamloops - Politics
... Federal Members of Parliament Cathy McLeod (2008–present) Conservative Party of Canada Betty Hinton (2000–2008) Conservative Party of Canada Nelson Riis (1980–2000) New ...
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 ... On October 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 ...
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 ...
Thatcherism - Dispute Over The Term
... The Conservative historian of Peterhouse, Maurice Cowling, also questioned the uniqueness of "Thatcherism" ... and average decency and respectability, which had been the Conservative Party's theme since at least 1886." Cowling further contended that the "Conservative Party under Mrs ... Thatcher has used a radical rhetoric to give intellectual respectability to what the Conservative Party has always wanted." ...

More definitions of "conservative":

  • (adj): Opposed to liberal reforms.
  • (adj): Resistant to change.
  • (noun): A person who has conservative ideas or opinions.
    Synonyms: conservativist

Famous quotes containing the word conservative:

    A Conservative government is an organised hypocrisy.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    The conservative assumes sickness as a necessity, and his social frame is a hospital, his total legislation is for the present distress, a universe in slippers and flannels, with bib and papspoon, swallowing pills and herb-tea.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To be conservative requires no brains whatsoever. Cabbages, cows and conifers are conservatives, and are so stupid they don’t even know it. All that is basically required is acceptance of what exists.
    Colin Welch (b. 1924)