A traditionalist wants things to stay the same. If you prefer vinyl albums to MP3 players, you just might be a traditionalist.

The noun traditionalist describes a person who believes the old ways are best, like a traditionalist who favors writing letters over sending emails. Sometimes, though, traditionalist describes someone so rigid that any new idea sounds like a bad one, like the traditionalist attitude that kept some American colonists from joining the Revolution.

Definitions of traditionalist
  1. noun
    one who adheres to traditional views
    synonyms: diehard
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    Rip van Winkle
    a person oblivious to social changes
    type of:
    conservative, conservativist
    a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
  2. adjective
    stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded
    synonyms: hidebound
    resistant to change
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