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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj traditionalistic adhering to tradition especially in cultural or religious practices
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • traditionalistic Of, pertaining to, or characterized by traditionalism.
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  • Lewis Mumford
    “Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.”


In literature:

Whether such a man calls himself traditionalist or modernist does not greatly matter.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
The traditionalist would have said, by documents miraculously confirmed.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
The White House tried to adjust the conflicting demands of the civil rights leaders and the Army traditionalists.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
We are Traditionalists or Rebels, Reactionaries or Revolutionaries.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
The religious traditionalists yield slowly to the new religious liberalism.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Among the Egyptian traditionalists the most eminent is Daraqutni, d. 385.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
But he was certainly not a traditionalist.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger
Every man carries a rationalist and a traditionalist under his skin.
"The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon" by Alexander Maclaren
They were the researchers in spiritual things, and he the traditionalist.
"The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire" by T. R. Glover

In news:

Japan's First Sushi Restaurant Staffed by Female Chefs Has Traditionalists Carping.
But never underestimate the lasting power of traditionalists.
Traditionalists like Armani and Zegna carried the day at the spring 2010 shows in Milan.
So traditionalists, hide your eyes.
It has been a week of movement in the often arcane world of Anglican traditionalists seeking a home in Rome.
0 For traditionalists, same-sex marriage is a scary proposition, as illustrated in this cartoon from David Horsey's 2007 book, "Draw Quick, Shoot Straight".
"Thanksgiving creep " has holiday traditionalists crying foul.
"Thanksgiving creep" has holiday traditionalists crying foul.
Can American traditionalists quadruple their numbers in 40 years.
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's new doctrine czar says negotiations to bring back a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics are dead and that no new talks are planned.
On the one hand are the traditionalists, keeping the flame of swing and standards burning.
What Traditionalists Must Do To Stop Losing: Embrace Persuasion.
Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell conjures a scenario that would make traditionalists turn in their grave.
Right, The more traditionalist Trace Adkins has distanced himself a bit from his country bona fides.
"Thanksgiving creep" has holiday traditionalists crying foul .

In science:

Traditionalists object that today Pluto has strong cultural status as a planet in a way that the asteroids never had in the early 1800s.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
The “characteristics” planetary definition, whereby all spherical primary objects orbiting stars should be considered planets, poses a conundrum for traditionalists.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?