cautious vs conservative what difference

what is difference between cautious and conservative

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔːʃəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːʃəs

Adjective

cautious (comparative more cautious, superlative most cautious)

  1. careful; using or exercising caution; tentative
    He took a few cautious steps toward the cave.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:cautious

Antonyms

  • careless
  • incautious
  • neglecting
  • uncautious

Derived terms

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle French conservatif, from Latin cōnservō (to preserve). Equivalent to conserve +‎ -ative.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈsɝvətɪv/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈsɜːvətɪv/
  • Hyphenation: con‧ser‧va‧tive

Noun

conservative (plural conservatives)

  1. A person who favors maintenance of the status quo.
    1. (politics) One who opposes changes to the traditional institutions of their country.
    2. (politics) A political conservative.
    3. (US, economics) A fiscal conservative.
    4. (US, social sciences) A social conservative.
    Synonyms: traditionalist, right-winger, reactionary
    Hyponym: small-c conservative
    Coordinate terms: moderate, liberal, progressive, libertarian, centrist

Translations

Adjective

conservative (comparative more conservative, superlative most conservative)

  1. Cautious.
  2. Tending to resist change or innovation.
  3. Based on pessimistic assumptions.
  4. (US, economics, politics, social sciences) Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.
  5. (Britain, politics) Relating to the Conservative Party.
    • 1830, Quarterly Rev.
      We have always been conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative, party.
  6. (physics, not comparable) Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.
  7. Having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
  8. (Judaism) Relating to Conservative Judaism.
  9. (clothing) Conventional, traditional, and moderate in style and appearance; not extreme, excessive, faddish, or intense.
  10. (medicine) Not including any operation or intervention (said of a treatment, see conservative treatment)
    • 2000, G. Puddu et al., “Achilles Tendon Injuries” in The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine, →ISBN, page 200:
      Operative treatment should be reserved for those patients in whom conservative treatment has failed and who are motivated with regard to sports.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:conservative.

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • conservative on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • conservative at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • conservative in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • conservative in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • conversative

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.sɛʁ.va.tiv/
  • Homophone: conservatives

Adjective

conservative

  1. feminine singular of conservatif

Interlingua

Adjective

conservative (comparative plus conservative, superlative le plus conservative)

  1. conservative

Italian

Adjective

conservative

  1. feminine plural of conservativo

Anagrams

  • conservatevi

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kon.ser.u̯aːˈtiː.u̯e/, [kõːs̠ɛɾu̯äːˈt̪iːu̯ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kon.ser.vaˈti.ve/, [kɔnsɛrvɑˈt̪iːvɛ]

Adjective

cōnservātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of cōnservātīvus

References

  • conservative in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

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