Definition of hidebound adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hidebound

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈhaɪdbaʊnd//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1having old-fashioned ideas, rather than accepting new ways of thinking synonym narrow-minded
  2. 2 She wanted a life that was less hidebound by rules and conventions.
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