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Standpat is an adjective that means stubbornly resisting change. It can also be a verb that refers to an act of resisting change.

Standpat is a term from the game of poker that combines the English words ‘stand’ and ‘pat’ to refer to the act of making no changes to the cards you currently hold. But it may be applied outside of the world of poker to describe a resistance to change when used as an adjective or the act of resisting change when used as a verb.

I tend to standpat a lot when playing poker, because I don’t like taking risks in high stakes situation.