Hidebound vs Illiberality - What's the difference?

hidebound | illiberality |


As an adjective hidebound

is bound with the hide of an animal.

As a noun illiberality is

(uncountable) the condition of being illiberal.

hidebound

English

Alternative forms

* hide-bound (less common)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Bound with the hide of an animal.
  • *
  • *
  • (of a domestic animal) Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; emaciated.
  • (of trees) Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (of a person) Stubborn; narrow-minded; inflexible.
  • (Milton)
    (Carlyle)
  • (obsolete) Niggardly; penurious; stingy.
  • (Quarles)
    (Webster 1913)

    See also

    * (l)

    illiberality

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The condition of being illiberal
  • (countable) An illiberal word or action