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conservative

adjective

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2 not excessively showy
  • dressing in conservative outfits so as to make a good impression at job interviews

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3 having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble
  • made conservative investments, and so he wasn't ruined when the market went into a free fall

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conservative

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of conservative (Entry 2 of 2)

a person whose political beliefs are centered on tradition and keeping things the way they are
  • proposed legislation that was opposed by conservatives throughout the state

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“Conservative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conservative. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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