mumpsimus definition

  • noun:
    • somebody who obstinately adheres to old means regardless of obvious evidence that they are incorrect; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform.
    • an evident error that is obstinately duplicated despite correction.
    • An error obstinately clung to; a prejudice.
    • a traditional notion which obstinately held though it is unreasonable

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