Illiberal vs Conservative - What's the difference?

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Illiberal is a related term of conservative.


As an adjective illiberal

is illiberal.

As a proper noun conservative is

conservative party.

illiberal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Restrictive to individual choice and freedom.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , date = 2004-12-15 , title = Illiberal Europe , author = Emanuele Ottolenghi , newspaper = (The Jerusalem Post) , issn = 0021-597X , passage = Behind Europe's commitment to liberal democracy lurks an illiberal tradition. Every time freedom has failed in Europe, it is to that tradition - of violent repression, totalitarianism, xenophobia, and intolerance - that Europeans have reverted. }}
  • * {{quote-news
  • , date = 2005-02-20 , title = The Risks in Personal Accounts , newspaper = (The Washington Post) , issn = 0190-8286 , page = B06 , url = http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38527-2005Feb19.html , passage = Unless the administration compels all workers to invest in life cycle accounts — an illiberal but nonetheless sensible idea — this particular danger cannot be eliminated. }}
  • narrow-minded; bigoted
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1781 , author=William Robertson , title=The history of Scotland during the reigns of Queen Mary and of King James IV , volume=II , page=141 , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=T_oLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA141 , passage=Accordingly, that form of Popery, which prevailed in Scotland, was of the mo?t bigotted and illiberal kind.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1894 , author=John Marshall Barker , title=Colleges in America , chapter=The Planting of Colleges in the New World , page=29 , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=TFhZ9tSOC7EC&pg=PA29 , passage=While they maintained a denominational character, they were in nowise illiberal , and set up no religious test for entrance.}}
  • ungenerous, stingy
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1901 , author=Justin McCarthy, Justin Huntly McCarthy , title=A History of the Four Georges and of William IV , volume=IV , passage=...the final offer made on the part of the King was that the Queen should have an allowance of 52,000 pounds a year— not, one would have thought, a very illiberal allowance for the daughter of a small German prince...}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1917 , author= , title=Political Ideals , chapter=Chapter II: Capitalism and the Wage System , passage=The few who are more fortunate are rendered illiberal by their unjust privileges, and oppressive through fear of the awakening indignation of the masses. From the highest to the lowest, almost all men are absorbed in the economic struggle: the struggle to acquire what is their due or to retain what is not their due.}}

    Synonyms

    * (all meanings) antiliberal * (restrictive to individual choice and freedom) oppressive, authoritarian

    Antonyms

    * (restrictive to individual choice and freedom) liberal * (narrow-minded) generous, broad-minded

    conservative

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who favors maintenance of the status quo or reversion to some earlier status.
  • (US, economics) A fiscal conservative
  • (US, politics) A political conservative
  • (US, social sciences) A social conservative.
  • Synonyms

    * traditionalist * right-winger

    Coordinate terms

    * moderate, liberal, progressive, libertarian, centrist

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Tending to resist change or innovation.
  • The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative .
  • Based on pessimistic assumptions.
  • At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.
  • (US, economics, politics, social sciences) Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.
  • (US, politics) Relating to the Republican Party, regardless of its conservatism.
  • (British, 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.
  • (physics, notcomp) Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.
  • Having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.
  • See also

    * ("conservative" on Wikipedia) * Labour Party * liberal * Republican party * Tory ----