/ (ˈstɛpˌfəd) /
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adjective informal, derogatory
blandly conformist and submissivea Stepford employee
Stepford wife a married woman who submits to her husband's will and is preoccupied by domestic concerns and her own personal appearance
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Word Origin for Stepford
C20: from The Stepford Wives (1972), a book by US writer Ira Levin which depicted a neighbourhood in which men turn their wives into placid and obedient robots
Words nearby Stepford
stepdance, stepdaughter, step-down, stepfamily, stepfather, Stepford, step function, Stephanie, stephanite, stephanotis, stephead
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How to use Stepford in a sentence
Nothing says class like a middle-aged woman shaming two teenaged girls on social media for not being Stepford Children!GOP Flack Throws Shade at First Teens|Olivia Nuzzi|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many found this to echo a Stepford Wife mentality of women: Women like stories and language, not impersonal, cold, manly numbers!Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.|Tauriq Moosa|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Netflix, June 1) The Stepford Wives (2004) This so-bad-it's-good Stepford Wives remake is well worth a revisit.
It's hard to say what's more terrifying—the soulless army of Stepford wives or the dead-eyed Nicole Kidman.
They are androids—the brainchild of a neighbor who moved to Stepford from Anaheim, where he designed animatronics at Disneyland.American Dreams: ‘The Stepford Wives’ by Ira Levin|Nathaniel Rich|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST