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

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... 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 weighted federal ridings ...

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)

    The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    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)