Definition of standpat:
Synonyms for standpat:
old-fashioned, paleoconservative, brassbound, ultraconservative, conservative, reactionary, mossbacked, orthodox, nonprogressive, button-down, old-line, traditional, fusty, hidebound, traditionalistic, unprogressive, die-hard, archconservative, old-school.
- "At Good Old Siwash", George Fitch.
Henry, you may remember, delivered the Roosevelt valedictory at the Chicago Republican convention in 1912, when he kidded the standpat crowd out of every Republican state in the union but two at the election.- "The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me", William Allen White.