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Main Entry: 1con·ser·va·tive
Pronunciation: kschwan-primarystresssschwar-vschwat-iv
Function: adjective
1 : tending to conserve or preserve
2 : of or relating to conservatism
3 : tending to preserve existing views, conditions, or institutions : TRADITIONAL
4 : CAUTIOUS, MODERATE <a conservative estimate>
5 : being in agreement with the usual standards of taste or manners <a conservative suit> <a conservative dresser>
- con·ser·va·tive·ly adverb
- con·ser·va·tive·ness noun

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