Examples of standpat in a Sentence
the standpat chefs were having none of this low-calorie stuff that the food police were pushing
First Known Use of standpat
Synonymsarchconservative, brassbound, button-down (or buttoned-down), die-hard, hidebound, mossbacked, old-fashioned, old-line, old-school, orthodox, paleoconservative, reactionary, conservative, traditional, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive
Antonymsbroad-minded, large-minded, liberal, nonconservative, nonconventional, nonorthodox, nontraditional, open-minded, progressive, unconventional, unorthodox
Related Wordsconventional, square; devoted, faithful, loyal, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, steady, true, true-blue; blimpish, neoconservative, Tory, ultraright, ultrarightist; dowdy, fogyish (or fogeyish), fuddy-duddy, ossified, set, stodgy; right, right-wing; antiliberal, antimodern, antiprogressive, antireform, antirevolutionary
Near Antonymsanticonventional, antiestablishment, antitraditional, extremist, radical, revolutionary; nonconformist; advanced, contemporary, modern; lefty, radical, ultraleft, ultraleftist, ultraprogressive, ultraradical
Recent Examples of stand pat from the Web
But Neil Olshey, the Blazers' President of Basketball Operations, does not historically stand pat, so odds suggest something will happen.
The president’s State of the Union address confirmed a suspicion that had been building since the end of the last congressional session: The Republican Party pretty much plans to stand pat legislatively going into the midterm elections.
In a post-Warriors world, some of the excitement has been sucked out of the deadline, as many teams seem content to stand pat rather than make a risky play for minimal gain.
Until early this month, most analysts expected the Bank of Mexico to stand pat on rates in the near term after the central bank called a pause in a tightening cycle that increased the overnight rate to 7% from 3% between December 2015 and June 2017.
The statement could indicate if Egyptian central bankers are planning to stand pat on monetary policy that has helped flood the country with foreign investment, but also could stifle growth.
Top targets: With its needs filled at running back, Auburn will likely stand pat ahead of National Signing Day.
Mark Carney's Bank of England stood pat after its November hike; likewise, the Swiss National Bank maintained its deposit rate at -0.75 percent.
The Yankees already have pulled further ahead of the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox aren’t going to stand pat after winning the the division last season.
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Did You Know?
If you stand pat in draw poker you're betting on the cards in your hand being better than any you're likely to draw. It didn't take long for stand pat to move from the poker table, where it first appeared in the late 1800s, to the realm of politics; by the early 20th century, to stand pat was to oppose any change in U.S. tariff policy. The term continues to be used mainly in U.S. English, where it's applied to everything from a coach's decision not to change out players during a game to a homeowner's decision not to refinance. The nouns standpatter ("one who resists or opposes change") and standpattism ("resistance to change" or "reluctance to take positive action") are also used, although generally only in political contexts.
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