Opposing progress and innovation; reactionary: archaic social institutions with their backward-looking attitudes and beliefs
More example sentences
- The irony of such estrangement from modernism is that it is as rooted in the ‘Western tradition’ as modernism itself - but only in its more reactionary and backward-looking strands.
- But as a whole, this anachronistic, backward-looking, visibly old-fashioned party needs a fundamental renewal before it is fit to govern again.
- He was old-fashioned, backward-looking, scared of change and progress.