Definition of conservatively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈsɜːvətɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɜːrvətɪvli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows that you are opposed to great or sudden social change; in a way that shows that you prefer traditional styles and values I was dressed conservatively in a long brown skirt with a matching jacket.
  2. 2a figure that has been estimated conservatively is probably lower than the real amount or number Estimated earnings from tourism are conservatively estimated at £150m annually.