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little petty small small-minded
Narrow-minded Nar"row-mind`ed, a. Of narrow mental scope; lacking tolerance or breadth of view; illiberal; mean. Opposite of {broad-minded}, {open-minded}, {liberal}. [WordNet sense 2] [Narrower terms: {dogmatic, dogmatical}; {little, petty, small, small-minded}]

Syn: narrowminded, narrow, illiberal, intolerant. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Capable of being shocked by behavior of others. Opposite of {unshockable}. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: shockable. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] -- {Nar"row-mind`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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