hidebound hidebound  /ˈhaɪd ˌbaʊnd/


  • (adj) stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded


  1. A fresh generation is starting to shake up the hidebound world of Japanese baseball Outside the Box: Breaking the education straitjacket Viewpoint:.
  2. The realization was beginning to sink in that the supposedly hidebound College of Cardinals had done not merely the unexpected but the nearly unthinkable.
  3. It is probably a good sign that many of the new replacements are Navy admirals, who tend to think more creatively than their counterparts in the hidebound Army.


  • Single Dads & Single Moms Suffer at Work: Non-Traditional Roles May Incite Workplace Bias

    New research reads like a tract from the hidebound 1950s, not the 21st Century. But in a series of new studies, University of Toronto researchers have found that as workers expand from traditional non-work related roles, the workplace proves a negative environment. Investigators discovered that middle-class men who take on non-traditional caregiving roles are treated worse [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central


  1. "We're not complacent; we're not reluctant to embrace radical change; we're not hidebound by on-track rivalries," added Dennis. "No, working together for the good of the future of Formula One, we'll continue to devise powerful strategies and...
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Ron Dennis Source: TVNZ

  2. Others agree that before Buckley, "the conservative movement was hidebound," said Martin Peretz, editor of The New Republic, a left-leaning journal.
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Martin Peretz Source: Newsday

  3. Mr MacAskill said: "So long as we are hidebound with having to fund a tram at £500 million which the citizens of this city don't want then we are constrained in providing a lot of things our citizens do want."
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: Scotsman

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