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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  • narrow-mindedness — index intolerance, prejudice (preconception) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • narrow-mindedness — noun see narrow minded …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • narrow-mindedness — See narrow mindedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • narrow-mindedness — noun the state of being narrow minded …   Wiktionary

  • narrow-mindedness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. intolerance, bigotry, provincialism; see prejudice …   English dictionary for students

  • narrow mindedness — state of having a limited perspective, intolerance, prejudice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • narrow-mindedness — nar·row mind·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • narrow-minded — (adj.) also narrow minded, 1620s, from NARROW (Cf. narrow) (adj.) + MINDED (Cf. minded). Related: Narrow mindedness. Middle English had narrow hearted mean, ungenerous, ignoble (c.1200) …   Etymology dictionary

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