|part of speech:
||unyielding in one's stance or opinion.
Making a change was impossible due to our father's hidebound insistence on following tradition.
- inflexible, stubborn, unyielding
||extremely conservative, bigoted, or narrow-minded.
He'll never fit in in this hidebound community.
- bigoted, conservative, narrow-minded
||brittle, illiberal, inflexible, puritanical