mumpsimus


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a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable

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The mumpsimus of economists and the role of time and uncertainty in the progress of economic knowledge', Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 9(3), pp.
Watt on stylistic matters, as he writes of "Editorial Mumpsimus in the Poems of Gerard Hopkins" (Library 21, no.
43) This mumpsimus ascends the highest heaven of invention, but does not hold up under the applicable case law or the facts.