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conservative

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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
John Maynard Keynes
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English

Noun

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Singular
conservative

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  1. A person who favors maintenance of the status quo or reversion to some earlier status.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A fiscal conservative
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A political conservative
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A social conservative.

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Adjective

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Positive
conservative

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  1. Tending to resist change.
    The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.
  2. Based on pessimistic assumptions.
    At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Relating to the Republican party, regardless of its conservatism.
  5. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Relating to the Conservative party.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (no comparative or superlative) Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.

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French

Adjective

conservative

  1. Feminine form of conservatif.

Italian

Adjective

conservative f.

  1. Feminine plural form of conservativo

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