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English definition of “conservative”


adjective (SOCIAL)   /kənˈsɜr·və·t̬ɪv/
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    /kənˈsɜr·və·t̬ɪv·li/ adverb She was conservatively dressed in a gray suit.
(Definition of conservative adjective (SOCIAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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