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adjective as in bony

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But, for Post and Senning, who co-host the popular, entertaining podcast “Awesome Etiquette,” etiquette is as far from being an ossified, exclusionary code of manners as we are from being the Dowager having tea at Downton.

So, we went through this era in the 90s and 2000s, when that should’ve been open and simple, fast-moving and agile, to instead being bogged down and ossified, and very slowly moving.

They create ossified institutions, paralyzed by groupthink and incapable of self-reflection.

Who would you think more likely to reform an ossified economic system?

Although it makes no sense, this simplistic line has been repeated ad nauseam until it has ossified into accepted fact.

She only wrote two novels, but they establish her as the chronicler of an ossified generation unable to move forward in life.

The bones are ossified in a great part of their extent, and the rudiments of the second set of teeth are visible, under the first.

It is again to development that we must turn to discover the true relationship of the cartilaginous to the ossified skull.

So that it might have been present in a fossil animal without being ossified and preserved.

The tail is elongated like that of Dimorphodon, and bordered in the same way by ossified ligaments.

The mentomecklians are ossified, but separated by cartilage medially.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ossified, such as: fossilized, hardened, petrified, hard, and rigid.

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