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