Definition of Standpat

1. Adjective. Old-fashioned and out of date.

Exact synonyms: Fusty, Nonprogressive, Unprogressive
Similar to: Conservative



Definition of Standpat

1. resisting or opposing change [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standpat

standing up to
standing wave
standing waves
standings
standish
standishes
standoff
standoffish
standoffishly
standoffishness
standoffs
standout
standouts
standover
standovers
standpat (current term)
standpat(a)
standpatter
standpatters
standpattism
standpattisms
standpipe
standpipes
standpoint
standpoints
stands
stands down
stands for
stands in
stands on ceremony

Literary usage of Standpat

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1. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1911)
"amended into a more drastic and radical shape, by combinations of Democratic and insurgent votes, when necessary to overcome a standpat majority. ..."

2. Third Party Movements Since the Civil War, with a Special Reference to Iowa by Frederick Emory Haynes, State Historical Society of Iowa (1916)
"JW Blythe, general solicitor of the Burlington Railroad, held conferences at the Savery Hotel with those friendly to the railroads and the standpat ..."

3. La Follette's Autobiography: A Personal Narrative of Political Experiences by Robert Marion La Follette (1913)
"Babcock's record as a standpat corporation- serving Congressman was notorious. He was opposed to everything which the Progressive Republican administration ..."

4. La Follette's Autobiography: A Personal Narrative of Political Experiences by Robert Marion La Follette (1913)
"Babcock's record as a standpat corporation- serving Congressman was notorious. He was opposed to everything which the Progressive Republican administration ..."

5. Publications of the Texas Folklore Society by Texas Folklore Society (1916)
"Push a standpat mind off one pedestal and it immediately erects another as nearly ... The profession of law is now the most standpat of the professions, ..."

6. Iowa Journal of History by State Historical Society of Iowa (1919)
"Indeed, it was rumored that the Democrats would elect a standpat Speaker in return ... In 1913 one standpat member — Mr. Stipe - refused to sign the call ..."

7. History of Senatorial Elections in Iowa: A Study in American Politics by Dan Elbert Clark (1913)
"Claude E. Porter, the Democratic candidate, stood in the lead with fifty votes; while the standpat nominee, Lafayette Young, Sr., had thirty-three. ..."

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