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Meaning of HIDEBOUND

Pronunciation:  'hId`bawnd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded
 

HIDEBOUND is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: conservative, traditionalist
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hide"bound`\, a.
1. Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back
   as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an
   animal.

2. (Hort.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it
   impedes the growth; -- said of trees. --Bacon.

3. Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly
   conservative. --Milton. Carlyle.

4. Niggardly; penurious. [Obs.] --Quarles.

 
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