Definitions for mumpsimus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mumpsimus(noun)

    a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable

    "he still holds to the old mumpsimus that a woman's place is in the kitchen"


  1. mumpsimus(Noun)

    A person who obstinately adheres to old ways in spite of clear evidence that they are wrong; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform.

  2. mumpsimus(Noun)

    An obvious error that is obstinately repeated despite correction.


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