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hidebound

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhideboundhide‧bound /ˈhaɪdbaʊnd/ adjective 🔊 🔊 OLD-FASHIONEDhaving old-fashioned attitudes and ideas – used to show disapproval 🔊 hidebound reactionaries
Examples from the Corpus
hideboundIt was predictable that the medical establishment, so hidebound and reactionary, would reject Dr Stone's ideas.There are a lot of missing links between design and product development because of manufacturing's hidebound attitude.The hidebound attitudes of Russia's powerful aristocracy made any kind of progress impossible.hidebound bureaucratsFootball is often hidebound by facts.Life was not hidebound by rules or convention.They succeeded for a time-but at a cost for the hidebound Congress.The composers now working there have brought no preconceptions or hidebound conventions.It provides the leaders of an organization with a convenient rationale for their hidebound maintenance-oriented policies.Whether the conservative, hidebound publishing establishment will treat such works with the seriousness they deserve is of course another matter.Their class system was hidebound, their rulers unjustifiably smug, their attitude to rising talent blinkered.
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