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1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
a. Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
b. Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
5. Conservative Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political conservatism, especially in the United Kingdom or Canada.
6. Conservative Of or adhering to Conservative Judaism.
7. Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural resources.
1. One favoring traditional views and values.
2. A supporter of political conservatism.
3. Conservative A member or supporter of a Conservative political party.

con·ser′va·tive·ly adv.
con·ser′va·tive·ness n.
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The integrated net so obtained is of AMG-structure, so its liveness, boundedness, reversibility and conservativeness can be effectively analysed by making use of the special properties of augmented marked graphs.
The complete lack of services and advice on contraception methods in state hospitals, as well as refusing access to abortions and medical care, lead to a clear expression of inequality between the sexes through maintaining the patriarchal conceptions and conservativeness that characterises Cyprus society," read the announcement.
Based on preservation of properties, liveness, boundedness, reversibility and conservativeness of the system can be readily derived.
They can understand a certain amount of sartorial conservativeness to visit a mosque, but they definitely have a problem being expected to dress as if they are from Asia or the Middle East.
52) While some surveys have reported that the extent of personal religious practice and ideological conservativeness in the US is associated with disapproval of SCR, (53) other surveys have shown that "Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christians" in the US are split evenly on approval for ESC research.
In the same way, stress is due to hyperactivity in theatrical organization, to apathy and conservativeness in depressive ones and to the fragmentation of authority in schizoid organizations.
Given the conservativeness of literary texts as compared with spoken language, a plausible inference can be made about the grammar of negation in the spoken varieties used by the Scandinavian settlers.
In addition, settings of high uncertainty avoidance would be reflected in more structure, rules, division of labour, standard procedures, conservativeness, and low risk taking.
2 provide the sign of (1 - index), so that the sign reflects the effect of increasing conservativeness, since that is how the political theory issue is regularly posed.
She pushes against the predominantly negative reaction to Branagh among Shakespearean film scholars by stressing the distinctiveness and sophistication of Branagh's formal choices, in effect sidestepping the issue of the ideological conservativeness of his interpretations.
The conservativeness trait is indicative of a person who con forms to the needs and demands of the group, serving the best interest of the group over the interests of the individual, making this trait an asset when working in a team.
These p-values are conservative; Snijders & Bosker (1999) suggest dividing the p-value by 2 to address this conservativeness.
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