[ UK /hˈa‍ɪdba‍ʊnd/ ]
[ US /ˈhaɪdˌbaʊnd/ ]
  1. stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded
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How To Use hidebound In A Sentence

  • Let's not be hidebound by tradition and calendars.
  • The steps he took might appear simple and obvious in hindsight, but they were far from easy at a hidebound institution seemingly intent on writing its own obituary.
  • There can be no sport more regulated, and no sport more hidebound by an inflexible adherence to the rule book.
  • The depressing part was that the hidebound attitudes of the British officer class haven't changed much in more than 80 years.
  • It's as if we are back in that newspaper office of 10 years ago, when Riddoch, unschooled in the resistant bureaucracy of getting out a daily paper, tried to change hidebound attitudes too quickly for comfort.
  • But there is more to the backlash than hidebound resistance to change.
  • In rural Sicily, where local Catholic traditions have remained stronger, women are more hidebound by traditional mores regarding the sexes.
  • It's an insane effort, smacking of majoritarian tyranny and aggressive, hidebound religious-exclusivist ethics.
  • There are pros and cons to that: a chief constable who has been in post too long can become hidebound and resistant to change, but changing leaders too often can lead to discontinuity.
  • This is almost radical stuff for a hidebound bureaucracy.
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