Conservative vs Liberalism - What's the difference?
As a proper noun conservative
is conservative party.
As a noun liberalism is
the quality of being liberal.
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.
* moderate, liberal, progressive, libertarian, centrist
Tending to resist change or innovation.
Based on pessimistic assumptions.
- The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative .
(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.
- At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.
(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.
- We have always been conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative , party.
The quality of being liberal.
Any political movement founded on the autonomy and personal freedom of the individual, progress and reform, and government by law with the consent of the governed.
An economic theory in favour of laissez faire and the free market.