high-minded

  • 1 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 high-minded — I adjective admirable, conscientious, estimable, ethical, fair, firm in principle, high principled, honest, honorable, incorrupt, incorruptible, meritorious, moral, noble, principled, reputable, respectable, right minded, righteous, scrupulous,… …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 high-minded — adjective showing strong moral principles …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

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  • 8 high-minded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having strong moral principles …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 high-minded — /ˈhaɪ maɪndəd / (say huy muynduhd) adjective 1. having or showing high, exalted principles or feelings: *woe the land whose women are less high minded than the men. –anne summers, 1975. 2. proud or arrogant. –high mindedly, adverb –high… …

    Australian English dictionary

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 high-minded — high mindedly, adv. high mindedness, n. /huy muyn did/, adj. having or showing high, exalted principles or feelings. [1495 1505] Syn. principled, honest, fair, ethical, idealistic, scrupulous. See noble. * * * …

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  • 15 high-minded — high′ mind′ed adj. having or showing exalted principles or feelings • Etymology: 1495–1505 high′ mind′ed•ly, adv. high′ mind′ed•ness, n. syn: See noble …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 high-minded — Synonyms and related words: Christian, big, bighearted, blameless, chivalrous, clean, creditable, decent, elevated, erect, estimable, ethical, exalted, fair, full of integrity, generous, good, great, great of heart, greathearted, handsome, heroic …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 high-minded — a. 1. Proud, arrogant, haughty, lofty. 2. Noble, honorable, elevated, lofty, great minded, magnanimous, high toned, firm in principle …

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  • 18 high-minded — adj. 1 having high moral principles. 2 archaic proud. Derivatives: high mindedly adv. high mindedness n …

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  • 19 high-minded — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. principled, idealistic. See belief. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. honorable, conscientious, ethical; see decent 2 , honest 1 , noble 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. ethical, moral,… …

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  • 20 high-minded — adjective having strong moral principles. Derivatives high mindedly adverb high mindedness noun …

    English new terms dictionary