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conservative

adjective  /kənˈsɜr·və·t̬ɪv/ us  

conservative adjective (SOCIAL)

tending to emphasize the importance of preserving traditional cultural and religious values, and to oppose change, esp. sudden change If you are conservative in your appearance, you wear clothes in traditional colors and styles: He wore a conservative business suit for his interview.
conservatively
adverb  /kənˈsɜr·və·t̬ɪv·li/ us  
She was conservatively dressed in a gray suit.

conservative adjective (POLITICAL)

politics & government tending to emphasize the importance of personal responsibility and traditional values and to oppose depending on government for social services: conservative Republicans
conservative
noun [C]  /kənˈsɜr·və·t̬ɪv/ us  
The Congressional committee had an equal number of conservatives and liberals.

conservative adjective (LOW)

(of guesses and calculations) likely to be less than the real amount: Even by conservative estimates, the company will lose $2,000,000 this year.
(Definition of conservative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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