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Definition of hidebound:

  1. Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; - said of trees.
  2. Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; - said of an animal.
  3. Niggardly; penurious.
  4. Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.


close-minded, conservative, dogmatic, illiberal, narrow-minded, prejudiced, traditionalist, accept, traditional.

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