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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Today, the term mumpsimus has been used to describe when someone holds on to old beliefs despite scientific evidence to the contrary.
Watt on stylistic matters, as he writes of "Editorial Mumpsimus in the Poems of Gerard Hopkins" (Library 21, no.