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Synonyms for conservative

Synonyms for conservative

strongly favoring retention of the existing order

kept within sensible limits

clinging to obsolete ideas

able to preserve

one who strongly favors retention of the existing order

Synonyms for conservative

a member of a Conservative Party

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resistant to change

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having social or political views favoring conservatism

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avoiding excess

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unimaginatively conventional

conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

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In the past few years, the IRS has audited small defined benefit plans and denied contribution deductions based on the claimed unreasonableness of conservative actuarial assumptions.
It shouldn't be surprising, then, that most conservatives today disapprove of the Bush administration.
DUFFY Cathy, Independent HAYES Ian Edward, UK Independence Party UKIP NEEDHAM Laurie, Green Party PRESTON Kevin George, Conservative Party Forest Bradgate Ward (One seat).
Lepton: Stephen Beresford (Lib Dems), Richard Burton (Green), Alison Munro (Lib Dems), Bob Smith (Conservative), James Spivey (Conservative).
Seven states are a bit more conservative than average, with net-conservative scores ranging from +15 to +19.
In contrast to the voluntary conservation measures advocated by the crunchy conservatives, a real conservative (an environmentalist) respects Burke's vision of a society with intergenerational responsibility, which is essential for a habitable planet.
His DW-NOMINATE score, which locates him on the liberal-conservative dimension (with-1.0 being the liberal extreme and 1.0 the conservative extreme) along which most voting in the U.S.
In Carey's words, conservatives "believe that shared values, morals, and standards, along with accepted traditions, are necessary for the order and stability of society" and that some restrictions on individual freedom, including censorship, may be needed to preserve this social cohesion.
Thomas opined that the defeat gives conservative Christians the opportunity to take stock.
Unfortunately, like so many panelists before him, Sager feels compelled to begin at the beginning, with a recounting of the history of the American conservative movement--how conservatives after World War II were united on a few things but divided on many others, how William F.
The Republicans, they say, occupy the conservative high ground--or low ground, depending on the perspective of the commentator--while the Democrats occupy the liberal low ground--or high ground.
The debate is futile not only because it gives legitimacy to the conservative Christian position, but also because the religious right has unfortunately succeeded in associating the term "Christian" with conservatism in the national psyche.
To the Editor: Paul Menzel and Donald Light ("A Conservative Case for Universal Access to Health Care," Jul-Aug 2006) tell a story that is plausible.