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hidebound

hide·bound

hidebound

 
pronunciation:
haId baUnd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unyielding in one's stance or opinion.
Making a change was impossible due to our father's hidebound insistence on following tradition.
synonyms:
inflexible, stubborn, unyielding
antonyms:
flexible
definition 2: extremely conservative, bigoted, or narrow-minded.
He'll never fit in in this hidebound community.
synonyms:
bigoted, conservative, narrow-minded
derivation: hideboundness (n.)