standpat
adjective Date: 1904 stubbornly conservative ; resisting or opposing change

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  • standpat — ☆ standpat [stand′pat΄ ] adj. Informal of or characterized by a tendency to stand pat, or resist change; conservative standpatter [stand′pat΄ər] n. standpattism [stand′pat iz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • standpat — /stand pat /, n. 1. standpatter. adj. 2. characterized by refusing to consider or accept change. [1900 05; n., adj. use of v. phrase stand pat] * * * …   Universalium

  • standpat — Synonyms and related words: Bircher, Bourbon, Tory, adamant, adamantine, at a standstill, backward, bitter ender, conservatist, conservative, contemplative, die hard, diehard, do nothing, dormant, extreme right winger, firm, fogyish, frozen,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • standpat — stand pat || ‚stænd pæt(É™) adj. conservative, resisting change, desiring to preserve traditions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • standpat — stand•pat [[t]ˈstændˌpæt[/t]] adj. characterized by refusing to consider or accept change • Etymology: 1900–05 stand′pat′ter, n. stand′pat′tism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • standpat — adjective old fashioned and out of date • Syn: ↑fusty, ↑unprogressive, ↑nonprogressive • Similar to: ↑conservative * * * I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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  • conservative — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unprogressive; moderate; protective; unchanging, stable; reactionary, mossback, diehard, Tory. See permanence. Ant., liberal, radical. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. traditional, reactionary,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Charles A. Kennedy — Charles Augustus Kennedy (March 24, 1869 January 10, 1951) was a seven term Republican U.S. Representative from Iowa s 1st congressional district in southeastern Iowa. Born in Montrose, Iowa, Kennedy completed preparatory studies. He was… …   Wikipedia

  • standpatter — /stand pat euhr, pat /, n. a person who refuses to consider or accept change. [1900 05, Amer.; STANDPAT + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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