standpattism
noun see stand pat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • standpattism — /stand pat iz euhm/, n. belief in or the practice of resisting or refusing to accept change, esp. in politics. Also, standpatism. [1900 05, Amer.; STANDPAT + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • standpattism — stand·pat·tism …   English syllables

  • standpattism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand pat — intransitive verb Etymology: 4pat Date: 1882 1. to play one s hand as dealt in draw poker without drawing 2. to oppose or resist change • standpatter noun • standpattism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conservatism — Synonyms and related words: abnegation, abstinence, backwardness, calm, calmness, conservativeness, constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, evenness, fogyism, gentleness, golden mean, happy medium, impartiality, judiciousness, juste… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • contemplation — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, a wise passiveness, absorbed attention, absorption, advisement, aid prayer, anticipation, appeal, application, ataraxia, ataraxy, beadroll, beads,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dormancy — Synonyms and related words: a wise passiveness, abeyance, apathy, catalepsy, catatonia, cold storage, contemplation, contemplative life, deadliness, deathliness, delitescence, do nothing policy, do nothingism, do nothingness, doldrums, entropy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • idleness — Synonyms and related words: a wise passiveness, big deal, cautiousness, circumspection, contemplation, contemplative life, creeping, dawdling, deliberateness, deliberation, do nothing policy, do nothingism, do nothingness, dolce far niente,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • immobility — Synonyms and related words: a wise passiveness, abidingness, changelessness, constancy, contemplation, contemplative life, do nothing policy, do nothingism, do nothingness, dormancy, durability, durableness, duration, endurance, firmness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inactivity — Synonyms and related words: a wise passiveness, comfort, contemplation, contemplative life, deliberateness, deliberation, do nothing policy, do nothingism, do nothingness, dolce far niente, dormancy, ease, fixation, fixity, hastelessness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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