Today’s Word: conservative

October 29, 2017 =========

☆  conservative  保守的な


Someone who is conservative or has conservative ideas is unwilling to accept changes and new ideas. Do you know any other words for conservative? Some common ones are traditional, cautious, and conventional.

One fun word, which is very informal, that you can use to describe someone as conservative is: a stick-in-the-mud. This word is actually a noun, not an adjective, so you can say someone is “a stick-in-the-mud” you don’t need to say, they are “a stick-in-the-mud person.” It’s easy to get a great image of someone being stuck in mud, right? They can’t move, they can’t change their ideas or beliefs, because they are stuck in mud. Next time you meet someone who is conservative, you can try out this word! “You’re so conservative! Such a stick-in-the-mud!”