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Liberal vs. Conservative

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Liberaladjective

Pertaining to those arts and sciences the study of which is considered to provide general knowledge, as opposed to vocational/occupational, technical or mechanical training.

‘He had a full education studying the liberal arts.’;

Conservativenoun

A person who favors maintenance of the status quo.

Liberaladjective

Generous; willing to give unsparingly.

‘He was liberal with his compliments.’;

Conservativenoun

(politics) One who opposes changes to the traditional institutions of their country.

Liberaladjective

Ample, abundant; generous in quantity.

‘Add a liberal sprinkling of salt.’;

Conservativenoun

A political conservative.

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Liberaladjective

(obsolete) Unrestrained, licentious.

Conservativenoun

A fiscal conservative.

Liberaladjective

Widely open to new ideas, willing to depart from established opinions or conventions; permissive.

‘Her parents had liberal ideas about child-rearing.’;

Conservativenoun

A social conservative.

Liberaladjective

(politics) Open to political or social changes and reforms associated with either classical or modern liberalism.

Conservativeadjective

Cautious.

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Liberalnoun

One with liberal views, supporting individual liberty (see Wikipedia's article on Liberalism).

Conservativeadjective

Tending to resist change or innovation.

‘The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.’;

Liberalnoun

(US) Someone left-wing; one with a left-wing ideology.

Conservativeadjective

Based on pessimistic assumptions.

‘At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.’;

Liberalnoun

A supporter of any of several liberal parties.

Conservativeadjective

Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.

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Liberalnoun

(UK) One who favors individual voting rights, human and civil rights, and laissez-faire markets also called "classical liberal"; compare libertarian.

Conservativeadjective

Relating to the Conservative Party.

Liberaladjective

Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.

Conservativeadjective

Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.

Liberaladjective

Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.

‘Infinitely good, and of his goodAs liberal and free as infinite.’;

Conservativeadjective

Having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

Liberaladjective

Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water.

‘His wealth doth warrant a liberal dower.’;

Conservativeadjective

(Judaism) Relating to Conservative Judaism.

Liberaladjective

Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language.

Conservativeadjective

(clothing) Conventional, traditional, and moderate in style and appearance; not extreme, excessive, faddish, or intense.

Liberaladjective

Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.

Conservativeadjective

(medicine) Not including any operation or intervention (said of a treatment, see conservative treatment)

Liberaladjective

Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.

Conservativeadjective

Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

Liberaladjective

Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.

‘I confess I see nothing liberal in this " order of thoughts," as Hobbes elsewhere expresses it.’;

Conservativeadjective

Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.

Liberalnoun

One who favors greater freedom in political or religious matters; an opponent of the established systems; a reformer; in English politics, a member of the Liberal party, so called. Cf. Whig.

Conservativeadjective

Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; - contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical.

‘We have always been conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative, party.’;

Liberalnoun

a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

Conservativenoun

One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.

‘The Holy Spirit is the great conservative of the new life.’;

Liberalnoun

a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

Conservativenoun

One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; - opposed to revolutionary or radical.

Liberaladjective

showing or characterized by broad-mindedness;

‘a broad political stance’; ‘generous and broad sympathies’; ‘a liberal newspaper’; ‘tolerant of his opponent's opinions’;

Conservativenoun

A member of the Conservative party.

Liberaladjective

having political or social views favoring reform and progress

Conservativenoun

a person who has conservative ideas or opinions

Liberaladjective

tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition

Conservativeadjective

resistant to change

Liberaladjective

given or giving freely;

‘was a big tipper’; ‘the bounteous goodness of God’; ‘bountiful compliments’; ‘a freehanded host’; ‘a handsome allowance’; ‘Saturday's child is loving and giving’; ‘a liberal backer of the arts’; ‘a munificent gift’; ‘her fond and openhanded grandfather’;

Conservativeadjective

opposed to liberal reforms

Liberaladjective

not literal;

‘a loose interpretation of what she had been told’; ‘a free translation of the poem’;

Conservativeadjective

avoiding excess;

‘a conservative estimate’;

Conservativeadjective

unimaginatively conventional;

‘a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-gray world of business’;

Conservativeadjective

conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class;

‘a bourgeois mentality’;

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