Conservative vs Peculiar - What's the difference?

conservative | peculiar |


As a proper noun conservative

is conservative party.

As an adjective peculiar is

out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.

As a noun peculiar is

that which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.

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 ----

    peculiar

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.
  • The sky had a peculiar appearance before the storm.
    It would be rather peculiar to see a kangaroo hopping down a city street.
  • * 1800 , , Volume 41, page 379,
  • I saw nothing peculiar in his conduct, and thought that his arrangement of the ballot box was perfect.
  • * 2001 , Jack Schaefer, Wendell Minor, Shane ,
  • "Wasn't it peculiar ," I heard mother say, "How he wouldn't talk about himself?"
    "Peculiar ?" said father. "Well, yes, in a way."
    "Everything about him is peculiar ." Mother sounded as if she was stirred up and interested. "I never saw a man quite like him before."
  • * 2008', Stephen Arnott, '''''Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World .
  • Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular.
  • Kangaroos are peculiar to Australia.
  • * 1855 , ,
  • This philosopher found his ideas especially in all that is practical,[29] that is, which rests upon freedom, which in its turn ranks under cognitions that are the peculiar product of reason.
  • *
  • * 1895 , , XX: Anomalous Islands: Celebes,
  • But of late years extensive Tertiary deposits of Miocene age have been discovered, showing that it is not a mere congeries of volcanoes; it [Iceland] is connected with the British Islands and with Greenland by seas less than 500 fathoms deep; and it possesses a few mammalia, one of which is peculiar', and at least three ' peculiar species of birds.
  • (dated) One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not shared or possessed by others.
  • * Bible, Titus ii. 14
  • And purify unto himself a peculiar people.
  • * Hooker
  • hymns that Christianity hath peculiar unto itself
  • (dated) Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
  • * Milton
  • while each peculiar power forgoes his wonted seat
  • * Dryden
  • My fate is Juno's most peculiar care.

    Synonyms

    * (out of the ordinary) strange, uncommon, unusual * (common or usual in a particular place or circumstance) specific

    Antonyms

    * (out of the ordinary) common, usual * (common or usual in a particular place or circumstance) common, general, universal

    Derived terms

    * peculiarity * peculiarly * peculiarness

    See also

    * (wikipedia "peculiar")

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
  • * South
  • Revenge is the peculiar of Heaven.
  • (UK, canon law) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.
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