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conservative

1 adjective
     
con‧ser‧va‧tive1
1 not liking changes or new ideas:
a very conservative attitude to education
conservative views
2

Conservative

PPG belonging to or concerned with the Conservative Party in Britain:
Conservative policies
a Conservative MP
3 not very modern in style, taste etc [= traditional]:
a dark conservative suit
4

a conservative estimate/guess

a guess which is deliberately lower than what the real amount probably is:
At a conservative estimate, the holiday will cost about £1500.
conservatively adverb:
a fortune conservatively estimated at 2 million dollars
He was conservatively dressed in a dark business suit.

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