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Synonyms for conservative

Noun

1. conservative, conservativist, adult, grownup
usage: a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
2. Conservative, member, fellow member
usage: a member of a Conservative Party

Adjective

1. conservative (vs. liberal), blimpish, buttoned-up, fusty, standpat(prenominal), unprogressive, nonprogressive, hidebound, traditionalist, ultraconservative, orthodox, right
usage: resistant to change
2. conservative, right (vs. left) (vs. center)
usage: having social or political views favoring conservatism
3. cautious, conservative, moderate (vs. immoderate)
usage: avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"
4. button-down, buttoned-down, conservative, conventional (vs. unconventional)
usage: unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek
5. bourgeois, conservative, materialistic, middle-class (vs. upper-class) (vs. lower-class)
usage: conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality"
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