Translation of conservative in Spanish:


conservador, adj.

Pronunciation /kənˈsərvədɪv/ /kənˈsəːvətɪv/

See Spanish definition of conservador


  • 1

    (person/views/clothes) conservador
    • The many suits and ties and other conservative dress worn by the crowd yesterday reflected the upscale membership of much of the organisation.
    • The best advice I was always given by peers was to dress in a conservative suit with modest accessories at the interview.
    • Not only are the quantities of meat large, but the fact that there are people who want to eat dried rat bat, or even monkey meat comes as a surprise to those of us whose tastes are more conservative.
    • It was a kind of sweet and sour sauce, possibly of lemon and mustard, that just didn't hit it off with my conservative taste buds.
    • The traditional range is still being sold, particularly into America where tastes are more conservative.
    • The real viewers are likely to be over 50, married and of broadly conservative tastes.
    • Since newcomers established colonies in imitation of their homelands, their taste was inherently conservative, broadening only with time and travel.
    • Not wanting to bowl him over completely on their first date, she'd donned a fairly conservative dress of navy blue, with white trim and buttons.
    • The dress was very conservative, but it accentuated my curves.
    • It also is the least atonal-sounding movement and will likely appeal even to those of fairly conservative tastes.
    • I work for a commercial real-estate company with a highly conservative dress code.
    • He really does look as if a men's conservative dress shop is the only place that would hire him.
    • The busts bear no arms or other marks which might help with identification of the sitters, although the conservative dress and hairstyle suggest they were from the middle classes.
    • The hectic design would hardly have conformed with Philip's conservative taste.
    • She was wearing a conservative peach dress suit and low-heeled white shoes.
    • She was dressed in a conservative black suit and pearls.
    • The rather conservative dress in question is on the left as you can see.
    • Otherwise, he has dressed in a conservative gray suit, with a crisp white shirt and perfectly creased trousers.
    • The students' conservative dress also belies the fact that they are, like they were in my day, by and large liberal in outlook.
    • For women, the look is conservative - ladylike suits, sophisticated pantsuits, subtle dark dresses.
    • The rapid rise of the green movement is an example of this, because it appeals to traditional conservative values.
    • They see him as a hero of religious orthodoxy and conservative values.
    • His parents weren't party-political, but he was certainly brought up with traditionally conservative values.
    • Betty may only be a character, but she's part of a much larger trend toward conservative values and traditional female roles.
    • Will it mean that the tide of traditional patriarchal values, of conservative religiosity, will become irreversible?
    • While her friends accept the affair, she must hide it from her tradition-bound parents and religiously conservative older brother.
    • Not until the second half of the nineteenth century did the valuation of scientific knowledge come into conflict with more conservative religious values.
    • Some activists approach these issues from the perspective of religious freedom and conservative values.
    • An orchestrated return to traditional family values has pressured conservative men to explicitly re-valorize women who accept traditional roles.
    • Should I teach them secular values or conservative religious ones?
    • Here again there is a fine balance to be struck between the use of doctrine to enforce innovation and its more conservative function as the bearer of professional values and institutional memories.
    • Kenyan homes are traditionally conservative and strictly patriarchal.
    • Many of them are religious, (and they may have voted to ban gay marriage) but they are not driven to the polls on the conservative values agenda.
    • This modernization was predicated on defense, rather than destruction, of traditional and conservative Spanish Catholic religious culture.
    • There he embarked on a covert anti-devolution campaign and many respected journalists left as he imposed his middle-market editorial content and conservative values on the paper.
    • We hear a lot about conservative values in the country.
    • These prevalent conservative values have complicated the kingdom's relations with its main foreign ally - the United States.
    • If the deceased fisherman has relatives and belongs to a conservative religious tradition, his ambiguous death is more likely to be judged an accident than if he is single and secular.
    • This contrasts with a stronger assertion of identity and values among conservative church bodies.
  • 2Conservative

    (in UK, Can, etc)
    the Conservative (and Unionist) Party el Partido Conservador
  • 3

    (approach) cauteloso
    (approach) prudente
    at a conservative estimate calculando por lo bajo
    • The number of women trafficked for this purpose is unknown, although conservative estimates put the number in the millions.
    • The combat capability of such a servicemen could be compared, even by conservative estimates, to that of a modern section or even platoon.
    • Those sorts of considerations are why I said $440 billion was a conservative estimate, which is admittedly a bit crazy just to say, but there it is.
    • And, you know, that might be a conservative estimate.
    • And that, say experts, is a very conservative estimate.
    • Forty years is a ridiculously conservative estimate, as can now be demonstrated, and it turns out that microfiche's shelf-life is limited too, far more than paper.
    • He said it was not possible to say how long the pressure would have lasted: ‘A conservative estimate would be about a minute, maybe two.’
    • We consider this to be a conservative estimate.
    • One conservative estimate put the number of protesters at more than six million people, making it largest ever simultaneous demonstration since the Vietnam War.
    • A conservative estimate suggested that mistaken identification contributed to the wrongful conviction of more than 300 people a year in England and Wales.
    • The average person moves six times in their lifetime, according to conservative estimates, sometimes losing touch with friends, colleagues and even relatives.
    • The price was paid in Latin America in the deaths and disappearance of, at a conservative estimate, around 100,000 people throughout the subcontinent.
    • However, with conservative estimates putting the figure at almost £40 million, cabinet approval will be required.
    • A conservative estimate would surely be closer to 60,000.
    • However, this is a conservative estimate that suggests at most just one in eight of all non-resident accounts opened over the period in question were bogus.
    • Despite the fact that a conservative estimate for the overall cost of the project is in the region of 40 million both men believe now is the time to make such an investment.
    • At a conservative estimate, anywhere between three to five million people live inside these protected areas and several millions more around them.
    • The $2.8 million is a conservative estimate based on records from the House and Senate clerks' offices.
    • A conservative estimate has visitors spending an average of €80 each.
    • It appears this may have been a conservative estimate.


  • 1

    conservador masculine
    conservadora feminine
    • They saw fascists as more patriotic and determined than traditional conservatives.
    • So the claim that there are conservatives who believe in some sort of absolute liberty is a total straw man.
    • The antagonism between conservatives and progressives in Korea has a long history.
    • In liberal mythology it's conservatives and reactionaries who take the simplistic view.
    • On the other side is every strand of opinion from traditional moral conservatives to communists.
    • Many conservatives expect a Supreme Court justice whose opinions they can predict.
    • When divorce came along, the same conservatives argued it would mean an end to the institution.
    • We can only hope for the day when liberals stop considering conservatives to be lesser human beings.
    • The suggestion was immediately set upon by conservatives who argued it was all exaggerated.
    • There are a lot of conservatives who have held their tongue for the better part of two years.
    • She proceeded to lay out her views on a range of issues that rub conservatives raw.
    • He could actually win if the turnout is low and led by conservatives who are sticking by him.
    • The likely truth is that liberal bias does affect news coverage, but not always in the ways conservatives suspect.
    • It just shows that there is nothing that conservatives can do to please some people.
    • Once Africa was no longer a site of superpower competition, conservatives largely lost interest as well.
    • The great failing of conservatives is their tendency to just give up after a few tries.
    • I have put up here some reasons why conservatives in particular have reason to be thankful today.
    • That line seems to be working pretty well now among some of my fellow conservatives.
    • The conservatives approve of my using the old words, but my themes upset them.
    • This is not to say that any one group of conservatives are strictly to blame.
  • 2Conservative

    (in UK)
    conservador masculine
    conservadora feminine
    the Conservatives los conservadores