Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or views of an old fogy; fondness for old or antiquated notions and ways.

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Examples

  • But three kids, out of school and immediately bored, plus two teenaged houseguests, put the brakes on our budding old-fogyism in sharp order.

    outfoxed Diary Entry

  • It is old-fogyism to be ignorant of that happiness-producing transformation which people everywhere are enjoying at this time.

    The Power of Positive Thinking

  • It is easy to understand how important are such admissions when we recall how much this traditional view has been assailed, and how those who have held it have been accused of old-fogyism and lack of scholarship, and unwarranted clinging to antiquated notions just because they thought they were of faith, and how, lacking in true scholarship, seriously hampering genuine investigation, such conservatism has been declared to be.

    Old-Time Makers of Medicine The Story of The Students And Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages

  • The statesmanship of England pines for new blood, for ideas of the epoch, and the Russell old-fogyism will not do any more at all.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • It is looked upon as a mark of old-fogyism, if not as an evidence of the absence of "spiritual religion!"

    The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

  • Conservative tribune of the people, -- that he might be the realization of that hitherto hazy mixture of Radicalism and old-fogyism, of which we have lately heard from a political master, whose eloquence has been employed in teaching us that progress can only be expected from those whose declared purpose is to stand still.

    The Way We Live Now

  • But with this feeling of shame on one side, there was already springing up an idea among another class that Melmotte might become as it were a Conservative tribune of the people, — that he might be the realization of that hitherto hazy mixture of Radicalism and old-fogyism, of which we have lately heard from a political master, whose eloquence has been employed in teaching us that progress can only be expected from those whose declared purpose is to stand still.

    The Way We Live Now

  • Chamber of Deputies, "declaring that France was a victim of old-fogyism, and flattering themselves with the thought that they would infuse the vigor of youth into politics.

    Maximilian in Mexico

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