Conservative

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

Some articles on 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 ... 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 federal ridings ...
Kamloops - Politics
... Thompson 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 Democratic Party Don Cameron (1979 ...
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 ...
Tom Tomorrow - This Modern World
... Sparky" and his Boston Terrier friend "Blinky" "Biff," a generic conservative often used by Sparky as a foil "Conservative Jones," a boy detective whose ...
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 ... used a radical rhetoric to give intellectual respectability to what the Conservative Party has always wanted." ...

More definitions of "conservative":

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

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)

    When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It’s a remarkably shrewed and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    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)