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The president made a huge effort to engage on big-ticket issues for conservative religious groups. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The Conservatives have also promised to provide trusts with a choice of service providers, thereby increasing competition and potentially driving down cost. Computing (2010)It is not clear how the actress, known for her hedonistic lifestyle, became a champion of a party with conservative religious views. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Religion is sometimes a radical rather than a conservative force. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Now he is considered conservative and keen not to stick out. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their conservative investment style tends to protect investors from the full force of any downturn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The conservative monarchy is also facing pressure from foreign governments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tricky question for liberals and conservatives alike. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was also suggesting that religion is profoundly a politically conservative force. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Egypt is a conservative country and many want to see it in power. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The conservative culture also means that cohabitation is rare and couples marry younger than elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His conservative approach to journalism was belied by his courage when facing challenges to freedom of the press. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are very conventional, conservative people. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Conservatives now accept that fairness matters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is worth remembering that the Conservatives failed to win an overall majority at the election. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To be united, have a less conservative approach and finally opt for video. The Sun (2012)There's no reason now why a foreign policy hawk should make common cause with a religious conservative. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The result is an impasse that senior conservatives recognise could cost them dearly in next year's presidential election. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nor was he a conventional Conservative. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nonetheless, senior Conservatives have become jittery. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That would have triggered a second general election, one the Conservatives would have been likely to win. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On Tuesday the Conservatives used one of the hit singles from that album to launch their general election manifesto. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But since he was driven from power in 1998, stricter and more conservative religious forms have begun to assert themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In contrast with pastoring or preaching, teaching is more widely accepted in conservative circles, but the women still needed a blueprint. Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: conservative /kənˈsɜːvətɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is conservative has right-wing views.
...the most conservative candidate.
- American English: conservative
- Arabic: مُحَافِظ
- Brazilian Portuguese: conservador
- Chinese: 保守的
- Croatian: konzervativan
- Czech: konzervativní
- Danish: konservativ
- Dutch: conservatief
- European Spanish: conservador
- Finnish: konservatiivinen
- French: conservateur politique
- German: konservativ
- Greek: συντηρητικός
- Italian: conservatore
- Japanese: 保守的な
- Korean: 보수적인
- Norwegian: konservativ
- Polish: konserwatywny
- European Portuguese: conservador
- Romanian: conservator
- Russian: консервативный
- Spanish: conservador
- Swedish: konservativ
- Thai: ที่เป็นอนุรักษ์นิยม
- Turkish: tutucu
- Ukrainian: консервативний
- Vietnamese: bảo thủ
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