im·​mo·​bi·​lism i-ˈmō-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce immobilism (audio)
: a policy of extreme conservatism and opposition to change

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immobilism was in 1949

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“Immobilism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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