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Definition of conservative
1averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values:they were very conservative in their outlook (of dress or taste) sober and conventional:a conservative suit 2(in a political context) favouring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas. (Conservative) relating to the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party elsewhere: the Conservative government 3(of an estimate) purposely low for the sake of caution:police placed the value of the haul at a conservative £500,000 4(of surgery or medical treatment) intended to control rather than eliminate a condition, with existing tissue preserved as far as possible.
1a person who is averse to change and holds traditional values: he remains a conservative in constitutional matters 2 (Conservative) a supporter or member of the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party elsewhere.