hidebound definition

  • adjective:
    • Stubbornly prejudiced, narrow-minded, or rigid.
    • Having uncommonly dried out, stiff skin that adheres closely on underlying skin. Applied of domestic animals particularly cattle.
    • obtaining the bark therefore contracted and unyielding concerning impede development. Pre-owned of woods.
    • Bound with all the hide of an animal.
    • getting the skin adhering so closely on ribs and right back as to not be easily loosened or raised.
    • getting the bark therefore close and constricting it impedes the development.
    • Stubborn; narrow-minded.
    • Niggardly; penurious.
    • obtaining the skin adhering so closely towards ribs and straight back as not to easily be loosened or raised; -- stated of an animal.
    • Having the bark so close and constricting it impedes the growth; -- said of trees.
    • Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and thoughtlessly or stupidly conservative.
    • Niggardly; penurious.
    • stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded
  • others:
    • Bound firmly by the conceal, as an animal, or by the bark, as a tree: said of a horse, etc., whenever, from emaciation or any other cause, the conceal on its straight back or ribs may not be loosened or raised in folds using the fingers; of a tree or a root, once the bark is indeed close or unyielding as to hinder its development.
    • Hence Obstinately occur opinion or function; narrow-minded; bigoted; persistent; unyielding: because, a hidebound partizan.
    • Shut firmly; closed quickly; for this reason, closefisted; stingy.

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