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conservative

adjective
 
 
/kənˈsɜːvətɪv/
not involving or taking unnecessary risks: The firm has always had a conservative approach to investment.
lower than the real figure or amount seems likely to be: a conservative estimate/figure
Translations of “conservative”
in Korean 보수주의의…
in Arabic مُحافِظ, تَقليدي…
in Portuguese conservador…
in Catalan conservador…
in Japanese 保守的な…
in Italian conservatore…
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國)保守黨的…
in Russian консервативный…
in Turkish tutucu, muhafazakâr…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国)保守党的…
in Polish konserwatywny…
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