standpat


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stand·pat

 (stănd′păt′)
adj.
Opposed or resistant to change; stubbornly conservative.

stand′pat′ter n.

standpat

(ˈstændˌpæt)
adj
old-fashioned or conservative

stand•pat

(ˈstændˌpæt)
adj.
characterized by refusing to consider or accept change.
[1900–05]
stand′pat′ter, n.
stand′pat′tism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.standpat - old-fashioned and out of datestandpat - old-fashioned and out of date  
conservative - resistant to change
Translations

standpat

[ˈstændpæt] adj (US)inflexible, rigide

standpat

[ˈstændˈpæt] adj (Am) → irremovibile
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