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Adj.1.standpat - old-fashioned and out of datestandpat - old-fashioned and out of date  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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* Weren't some of the veterans infuriated with the standpat mentality at February's trade deadline?
(125) Columnist James Morgan applauded Frank's speech, seeing it as a proposal for Republicans to follow a course similar to that of the Conservative Party in England, a "dynamic and not a standpat conservatism." Morgan compared Frank's approach to that of such reform-minded British conservatives as Edmund Burke and Benjamin Disraeli, and he praised Frank for not indulging in "high-sounding phrases, as his wont has been....
In 1948, President Harry Truman's campaign train rolled through town long enough for him to say "Your Fourth Massachusetts Congressional District was one of three districts in the United States which unseated mossback, standpat Republican congressmen in 1946, and you did a great thing by replacing them with able, enlightened, liberal Democrats.''