adjective Date: 1847 1. having narrow interests, sympathies, or outlook 2. typical of a small-minded person ; marked by pettiness, narrowness, or meanness <
small-minded conduct
small-mindedly adverbsmall-mindedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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