Antonyms of noun conservative

1 of 2 senses of conservative

Sense 1
conservative, conservativist -- (a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas)
       Antonym of liberal (Sense 1)
      => liberal, liberalist, progressive -- (a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun conservative

2 senses of conservative

Sense 1
conservative, conservativist -- (a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas)
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Sense 2
Conservative -- (a member of a Conservative Party)
       => member, fellow member -- (one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family")

Antonyms of adj conservative

5 senses of conservative

Sense 1
conservative (vs. liberal) -- (resistant to change)

liberal (vs. conservative) -- (tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition)
        => civil-libertarian -- (having or showing active concern for protection of civil liberties protected by law)
        => liberalistic -- (having or demonstrating belief in the essential goodness of man and the autonomy of the individual; favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority)
        => neoliberal -- (having or showing belief in the need for economic growth in addition to traditional liberalistic values)
        => progressive, reformist, reform-minded -- (favoring or promoting reform (often by government action))
        => socialized, socialised -- (under group or government control; "socialized ownership"; "socialized medicine")
        => welfarist, welfare-statist -- (of or relating to a welfare state)

Sense 2
conservative -- (having social or political views favoring conservatism)

INDIRECT (VIA center, right) -> left -- (of or belonging to the political or intellectual left)
INDIRECT (VIA right, left) -> center -- (of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually)

Sense 3
cautious, conservative -- (avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate")

INDIRECT (VIA moderate) -> immoderate -- (beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending")

Sense 4
button-down, buttoned-down, conservative -- (unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek)

INDIRECT (VIA conventional, conventional) -> unconventional -- (not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles")

Sense 5
bourgeois, conservative, materialistic -- (conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality")

INDIRECT (VIA lower-class, middle-class) -> upper-class -- (occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society)
INDIRECT (VIA middle-class, upper-class) -> lower-class, low-class -- (occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society)

Similarity of adj conservative

5 senses of conservative

Sense 1
conservative (vs. liberal) -- (resistant to change)
       => blimpish -- (pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic)
       => buttoned-up -- (conservative in professional manner; "employers are looking for buttoned-up types")
       => fusty, standpat (prenominal), unprogressive, nonprogressive -- (old-fashioned and out of date)
       => hidebound, traditionalist -- (stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded)
       => ultraconservative -- (extremely conservative)
          Also See-> orthodox#2; right#7

Sense 2
conservative -- (having social or political views favoring conservatism)
       => right (vs. left) (vs. center) -- (of or belonging to the political or intellectual right)

Sense 3
cautious, conservative -- (avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate")
       => moderate (vs. immoderate) -- (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart")

Sense 4
button-down, buttoned-down, conservative -- (unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek)
       => conventional (vs. unconventional) -- (unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes")

Sense 5
bourgeois, conservative, materialistic -- (conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality")
       => middle-class (vs. upper-class) (vs. lower-class) -- (occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy)

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