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Hidebound definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HI'DEBOUND, a. A horse is hidebound, when his skin sticks so closely to his ribs and back, as not to be easily loosened or raised.
Trees are said to be hidebound,when the bark is so close or firm that it impedes the growth.
1. Harsh; untractable. [Not used.]
2. Niggardly; penurious. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded [syn: hidebound, traditionalist]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1603 1. of a domestic animal having a dry skin lacking in pliancy and adhering closely to the underlying flesh 2. having an inflexible or ultraconservative character

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 a narrow-minded; bigoted. b (of the law, rules, etc.) constricted by tradition. 2 (of cattle) with the skin clinging close as a result of bad feeding. Etymology: HIDE(2) + BOUND(4)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hidebound Hide"bound`, a. 1. Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an animal. 2. (Hort.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; -- said of trees. --Bacon. 3. Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative. --Milton. Carlyle. 4. Niggardly; penurious. [Obs.] --Quarles.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone or something as hidebound, you are criticizing them for having old-fashioned ideas or ways of doing things and being unwilling or unlikely to change. The men are hidebound and reactionary... The economy was hidebound by public spending and private monopolies. ADJ: oft ADJ by n [disapproval]

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Stingy, hard of delivery; a poet poor in invention, is said to have a hidebound muse.

Moby Thesaurus

Quakerish, Sabbatarian, Victorian, authoritarian, bigot, bigoted, borne, censorious, closed, conservative, constricted, conventional, cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, demure, dogmatic, dour, evangelical, fanatical, firm, fundamentalist, hard, hyperorthodox, illiberal, impliable, inexorable, inflexible, insular, intolerant, intractable, iron, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded, literalist, literalistic, little, little-minded, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, mid-Victorian, muscle-bound, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted, obdurate, obstinate, old-maidish, orthodox, overmodest, parochial, petty, precisianist, precisianistic, priggish, prim, procrustean, provincial, prudish, purblind, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic, puritanical, reactionary, relentless, restricted, rigid, rigorist, rigoristic, rigorous, rockbound, sanctimonious, shortsighted, small, small-minded, smug, staunch, stiff, stiff-necked, straightlaced, strait-laced, straitlaced, strict, stubborn, stuffy, unbending, uncatholic, uncharitable, uncompromising, ungenerous, unliberal, unrelenting, unyielding




 


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