fuddy-duddy


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Synonyms for fuddy-duddy

conservative

Synonyms for fuddy-duddy

an old-fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate

Words related to fuddy-duddy

a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance

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Well I am pretty ancient, but I'm no fuddy-duddy - whatever that means.
They've transformed the image of close harmony singing, snatched it back from the realms of the fuddy-duddy and made it cool again.
I belong to the fuddy-duddy generation who believe cheerleaders don't sit at the work benches.
She's also thrown pillows around to make it look more minimalist-chic and less fuddy-duddy.
Rather than the usual fuddy-duddy old codgers, who think Bill and Ben still feature on our tellies, Mold's Nic Parry is a chap with hisfinger on ournation's pulse.
Without wanting to sound like a bit of a fuddy-duddy, what is TV coming to?
Port has struggled to shrug off its fuddy-duddy image but a raft of innovation last year helped the category post a 3% rise in value to 70.
WHAT a cheerless fuddy-duddy C Anderson is, complaining about the wonder of television being provided on our buses.
It's true we have some specialist shops but for the majority of people they are very expensive and often rather fuddy-duddy.
I am a big old fuddy-duddy and some of the surprises were a little too much to take for someone of my sensibility.
Jaguar's drive to shake off its fuddy-duddy image picks up pace this weekend when the West Midlands carmaker shows off this C-XF concept car at the Detroit Auto Show in the US.
Although, come to think of it, if I'm not going to sound fuddy-duddy at my age, when do I get to start?
At the risk of sounding like an old fuddy-duddy (when I am a young-at-heart 63), in my day we knew how to laugh at school and out of school without being taught.
Perhaps just the old fuddy-duddy I'm becoming, but I suspect there are a lot of people like me out there in our prospect audiences.
This interest in painting's objecthood and self-referentiality came to seem a bit fuddy-duddy by the early '80s, but in these paintings it is still alive and engaged in a very strange way.