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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Adj.1.standpat - old-fashioned and out of datestandpat - old-fashioned and out of date  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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Clark demonstrates how the 1950 Florida Senate primary resulted in the replacement of Claude Pepper, an ardent New Dealer, with George Smathers, a Democratic standpatter.
Others, in contrast, contend that Palin was a polarizing figure--for every Republican standpatter that she attracted, she repelled Democrats and, more importantly, independents who might have voted for McCain.
Thus, except for the most confirmed standpatter or unswerving cynic, nearly all Americans have some identification with liberalism, whether they know it or not.
15) The first strategy shuns the West and the market economy in order to preserve MarxistLeninist ideology, which would include the standpatters and many liberal reformers.
But when advocates in education work to conserve effective schools and educational practices and to protect them from rash experiments, such educational conservationists are often dismissed as standpatters, foes of progress.