Definitions for mumpsimus

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word mumpsimus

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mumpsimus

    mump′si-mus, n. an error to which one clings after it has been thoroughly exposed. [Corr. of L. sumpsimus, in the mass, by an ignorant priest who refused to correct it.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mumpsimus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mumpsimus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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