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conservative

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  • adjcautious, moderate, tending to preserve the status quo
  • nounperson who is cautious, moderate; an opponent of change
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Synonyms for conservative

adj cautious, moderate, tending to preserve the status quo
  • middle-of-the-road
  • reactionary
  • timid
  • traditional
  • Tory
  • bourgeois
  • constant
  • firm
  • fuddy-duddy
  • quiet
  • redneck
  • right
  • stable
  • steady
  • controlled
  • conventional
  • die-hard
  • fearful
  • fogyish
  • guarded
  • hard hat
  • hidebound
  • holding to
  • illiberal
  • in a rut
  • inflexible
  • not extreme
  • obstinate
  • old guard
  • old line
  • orthodox
  • right of center
  • right-wing
  • sober
  • traditionalistic
  • unchangeable
  • unchanging
  • uncreative
  • undaring
  • unimaginative
  • unprogressive
  • white bread

Antonyms for conservative

  • changeable
  • inconstant
  • unfixed
  • unstable
  • unsteady
  • untrustworthy
  • wavering
  • weak
  • wobbly
  • exaggerated
  • incautious
  • left-wing
  • liberal
  • progressive
  • radical
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

defensive

adjective. protective, watchful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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