broad-minded
adjective Date: 1850 1. tolerant of varied views 2. inclined to condone minor departures from conventional behaviorbroad-mindedly adverbbroad-mindedness noun

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  • broad-minded — 1590s; see BROAD (Cf. broad) (adj.) + MINDED (Cf. minded). This abstract mental sense of broad existed in Old English; e.g. bradnes breadth, also liberality …   Etymology dictionary

  • broad-minded — road minded adj. 1. incapable of being shocked. Opposite of {shockable}. Syn: unshockable. [WordNet 1.5] 2. inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from one s own. Opposite of {narrow minded}. [Narrower terms: {free thinking,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broad-minded — broad mind|ed [ ,brɔd maındəd ] adjective willing to accept many different types of behavior and not easily shocked: My dad s pretty broad minded so he won t mind if you have a few beers. ─ opposite NARROW MINDED ╾ broad|mind|ed|ly adverb ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • broad-minded — [adj] liberal advanced, catholic, cosmopolitan, dispassionate, flexible, freethinking, indulgent, liberal, open, open minded, permissive, progressive, radical, receptive, responsive, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, undogmatic, unprejudiced, wide;… …   New thesaurus

  • broad-minded — [brôd′mīn′did, brôd′mīn΄did] adj. tolerant of opinions and behavior that are unconventional or that differ from one s own; not bigoted; liberal broad mindedly adv. broad mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • broad-minded — index impartial, nonpartisan, objective, open minded, permissive, reasonable (rational), receptive …   Law dictionary

  • broad-minded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tolerant or liberal …   English terms dictionary

  • broad-minded — adj. tolerant or liberal in one s views. Derivatives: broad mindedly adv. broad mindedness n. * * * ˌbroad ˈminded [broad minded broad mindedness] adjective willing to listen to other people s opinions and accept behaviour that is different from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad-minded — adjective our broad minded English professor Syn: liberal, tolerant, open minded, freethinking, progressive, permissive, unprejudiced, unbiased, unbigoted Ant: intolerant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • broad-minded — UK / US adjective willing to accept many different types of behaviour and not easily shocked My dad s pretty broad minded so he won t mind if you drink …   English dictionary

  • broad-minded — broad mindedly, adv. broad mindedness, n. /brawd muyn did/, adj. free from prejudice or bigotry; unbiased; liberal; tolerant. [1590 1600] Syn. open minded, catholic, flexible; permissive. Ant. narrow minded, biased, bigoted, intolerant. * * * …   Universalium

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