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 (hīd′bound′)
adj.
1. Stubbornly prejudiced, narrow-minded, or inflexible.
2. Having abnormally dry, stiff skin that adheres closely to the underlying flesh. Used of domestic animals such as cattle.
3. Having the bark so contracted and unyielding as to hinder growth. Used of trees.
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hidebound

(ˈhaɪdˌbaʊnd)
adj
1. restricted by petty rules, a conservative attitude, etc
2. (Zoology) (of cattle, etc) having the skin closely attached to the flesh as a result of poor feeding
3. (Botany) (of trees) having a very tight bark that impairs growth
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(ˈhaɪdˌbaʊnd)

adj.
1. narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible.
2. extremely conservative.
3. (of a horse, cow, etc.) having the back and ribs bound tightly by the hide.
[1550–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hidebound - stubbornly conservative and narrow-mindedhidebound - stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded
conservative - resistant to change
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adjective
Not tolerant of the beliefs or opinions of others, for example:
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Translations

hidebound

[ˈhaɪdbaʊnd] ADJrígido, aferrado a la tradición
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[ˈhaɪdbaʊnd] adj (= old-fashioned) → rigide
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[ˈhaɪdˌbaʊnd] adjlimitato/a, gretto/a
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References in classic literature ?
But I should be sorry for you to think me hidebound in my prejudices.
Good, bad or indifferent Acrimonious A; Anodyne A; Cacophony C; Curmudgeon A; Hidebound B; Insouciant A; Magnanimous B; Nefarious C; Prurient C; Recalcitrant C; Verbiage B.
In a research note to investors, Davis says that, unlike most software companies that trot out too large total addressable markets, he has "absolutely no hesitation" to suggest that ServiceNow's TAM is "legitimately several tens of billions of dollars." Davis says he expects ServiceNow to execute well in this big market populated with hidebound legacy competition, and well enough that he thinks ServiceNow is the firm most likely to be the next enterprise software firm to reach a $100B market cap.
In this situation, tribal jirgas, that perpetrate hidebound, patriarchal social attitudes, also acquire 'legitimacy' in the court of popular opinion because they offer cheap, speedy 'justice'.
It felt hidebound as a dead language, pith dried on a sapless tree.
Despite its powerfully nostalgic charm there is a sharp edge to the bitter-sweet portrait of a hidebound community full of prejudice and snobbery.
Despite its nostalgic charm, there's a sharp edge to this portrait of a community hidebound by prejudice and snobbery, and your heart will go out to the kind-hearted young heroine.
Ishrat Husain, to begin the process of reforming this most hidebound of institutions.
"For younger Saudis frustrated by the kingdom's hidebound traditionalism and inflexible religious laws, Prince Mohammed is seen as a reform-minded new broom who could sweep the country to a brighter, more open future.
It displays an abject lack of self-respect and mindless conformism if you are prepared to be made to feel horribly uncomfortable at the whim of hidebound fools.
The path trekked by ArmaLite through our hidebound military procurement process is followed, and you'll be able to judge whether the AR-10 ever got a fair shake at all, or was the victim of pre-ordained criticism.
Fry, who has written extensively about the eleven states of the former Confederacy, argues that an inherent aggressiveness toward outside forces, such as "atheistic Communism," and a hidebound sense of honor, contributed to what many have come to think of as the nation's singular foreign-policy debacle.