open-minded
open-minded open-minded adj. Ready to entertain new ideas. Contrasted with {closed-minded}. [Narrower terms: {broad-minded (vs. narrow-minded), broadminded, broad ]

Syn: open. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • open-minded — also openminded, open minded, 1828, first recorded in Carlyle; from OPEN (Cf. open) (adj.) + MINDED (Cf. minded). Figurative use of open (adj.) with reference to hearts, hands, etc. is from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • open-minded — [ō′pən mīn′did] adj. having a mind that is open to new ideas; free from prejudice or bias open mindedly adv. open mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • open-minded — open mind ► NOUN ▪ a mind willing to consider new ideas. DERIVATIVES open minded adjective …   English terms dictionary

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  • open-minded — adjective ready to entertain new ideas an open minded curiosity open minded impartiality • Similar to: ↑broad minded * * * ˌopen ˈminded [open minded open mindedness] …   Useful english dictionary

  • open-minded — adjective 1) open minded attitudes Syn: unbiased, unprejudiced, nonpartisan, neutral, nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory; objective, dispassionate, disinterested; tolerant, liberal, permissive, broad minded Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • open-minded — ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ about n (approval) If you describe someone as open minded, you approve of them because they are willing to listen to and consider other people s ideas and suggestions. He was very open minded about other people s work. Ant:… …   English dictionary

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