conservative ADJECTIVE 1) averse to change and holding traditional values. 2) (in a political context) favouring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas. 3) (Conservative) relating to a Conservative Party. 4) (of an estimate) purposely low for the sake of caution.
NOUN 1) a conservative person. 2) (Conservative) a supporter or member of a Conservative Party.
DERIVATIVES conservatism noun conservatively adverb.

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