Conservative vs Extravagant - What's the difference?

conservative | extravagant |


As a proper noun conservative

is conservative party.

As an adjective extravagant is

exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.

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 ----

    extravagant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • The extravagant and erring spirit hies / To his confine.
  • Extreme; wild; excessive; unrestrained.
  • * Addison
  • There appears something nobly wild and extravagant in great natural geniuses.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess), chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. […] The bed was the most extravagant piece. Its graceful cane halftester rose high towards the cornice and was so festooned in carved white wood that the effect was positively insecure, as if the great couch were trimmed with icing sugar.}}
  • Exorbitant.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}
  • Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful.
  • (Bancroft)

    Synonyms

    * See also