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conservative

adjective (POLITICAL)   /kənˈsɜr·və·t̬ɪv/
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    /kənˈsɜr·və·t̬ɪv/ noun [C] The Congressional committee had an equal number of conservatives and liberals.
(Definition of conservative adjective (POLITICAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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