What is conservative?

  • (adj): Avoiding excess.
    Example: "A conservative estimate"
    Synonyms: cautious
    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. 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 ...
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 "Conservati ... Thatcher has used a radical rhetoric to give intellectual respectability to what the Conservative Party has always wanted." ...
Kamloops - Politics
... 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 ...
Tom Tomorrow - This Modern World
... Terrier friend "Blinky" "Biff," a generic conservative often used by Sparky as a foil "Conservative Jones," a boy detective whose deductive reasoning satirizes the logic of conservative news analysts and ...
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 ...

More definitions of "conservative":

  • (adj): Opposed to liberal reforms.
  • (noun): A person who has conservative ideas or opinions.
    Synonyms: conservativist
  • (adj): Resistant to change.

Famous quotes containing the word conservative:

    The most conservative man in the world is the British Trade Unionist when you want to change him.
    Ernest Bevin (1881–1951)

    I never dared to be radical when young
    For fear it would make me conservative when old.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    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)