What does ossified mean?

Definitions for ossified

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ossified.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fossilized, fossilised, ossified(adj)

    set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

    "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system"


  1. ossified(Adjective)

    Of ideas or attitudes, inflexible, old-fashioned.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ossified in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ossified in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robertson Davies:

    The world is burdened with young fogies. Old men with ossified minds are easily dealt with. But men who look young, act young and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curse of the world. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.

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