Meaning of “conservative” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /kənˈsɜːvətɪv/

not trusting sudden changes or new ideas:

Older people tend to be very conservative.
a conservative estimate/guess

a guess about a number or amount that is probably lower than the true number or amount:

At a conservative guess, I'd say there were about 100 people there.

(Definition of “conservative adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)