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Definition of Conservative

Conservative

  1. Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
  2. Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.
  3. 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.
  4. One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.
  5. One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical.
  6. A member of the Conservative party.

Conservative Quotations

Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.
Danica Patrick

White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
Jimi Hendrix

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.
Barack Obama

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Robert A. Heinlein

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
John Stuart Mill
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Conservative Translations

conservative in Dutch is behoudend, conservatief
conservative in French is conservateur
conservative in German is konservativ
conservative in Italian is conservativo
conservative in Portuguese is conservador
conservative in Spanish is tradicionalista, conservador, conservativo

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