mumpsimus


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mumpsimus

(ˈmʌmpsɪməs)
n
a traditional notion that is obstinately retained despite being unreasonablea person who adheres to such a notion
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Noun1.mumpsimus - a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable; "he still holds to the old mumpsimus that a woman's place is in the kitchen"
notion - a general inclusive concept
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