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hidebound

  
  
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.      adj   oft ADJ by n     (disapproval)    The men are hidebound and reactionary..., The economy was hidebound by public spending and private monopolies.     
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hidebound

  
  
brassbound, conventional, narrow, narrow-minded, puritan, rigid, set, set in one's ways, strait-laced, ultraconservative  
  
Antonyms     
   broad-minded, flexible, liberal, open, receptive, tolerant, unconventional, unorthodox  

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hideous, hideout, hide, hideously

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