Meaning of 'conservative' (Webster Dictionary)
- Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state,
or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
- Tending or disposed to maintain existing
institutions; opposed to change or innovation.
- Of or pertaining to a political party which favors
the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as
the Conservative party in England; -- contradistinguished from Liberal
and Radical. - One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury,
innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.
- One who desires to maintain existing institutions and
customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed
to revolutionary or radical.
- A member of the Conservative party.
Meaning of 'conservative' (Princeton's WordNet)
- conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
- unimaginatively conventional
Example in sentence:
- a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business
- avoiding excess