high-minded
adjective Date: 1556 marked by elevated principles and feelings; also pretentious <
too high-minded to read any fiction — Alfred Kazin
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high-mindedly adverbhigh-mindedness noun

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  • High-minded — High mind ed, a. 1. Proud; arrogant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Be not high minded, but fear. Rom. xi. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-minded — c.1500, arrogant; 1550s, morally lofty, from HIGH (Cf. high) (adj.) + MINDED (Cf. minded). Related: High mindedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • high-minded — adj having very high moral standards or principles ▪ a high minded sermon on charity >high mindedly adv >high mindedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • high-minded — [hī′mīn′did] adj. 1. Obs. haughty; proud; arrogant 2. having or showing high ideals, principles, etc. high mindedly adv. high mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • high-minded — adjective showing strong moral principles …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high-minded — [adj] principled chivalrous, conscientious, ethical, honest, moral, noble, righteous, upright, virtuous; concept 545 …   New thesaurus

  • high-minded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having strong moral principles …   English terms dictionary

  • high-minded — ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is high minded, you think they have strong moral principles. The President s hopes for the country were high minded, but too vague... She belonged to a high minded group of ladies who met and discussed Works of… …   English dictionary

  • high-minded — adjective high minded civil libertarians Syn: high principled, principled, honorable, moral, upright, upstanding, right minded, noble, good, honest, decent, ethical, righteous, virtuous, worthy, idealistic Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • high-minded — adjective having very high moral standards or principles: a high minded sermon on charity high mindedly adverb high mindedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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