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broad–minded

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adjective broad–mind·ed \ˈbrȯd-ˈmīn-dəd, -ˌmīn-\

Simple Definition of broad–minded

  • : willing to accept opinions, beliefs, or behaviors that are unusual or different from your own

Full Definition of broad–minded

  1. 1 :  tolerant of varied views

  2. 2 :  inclined to condone minor departures from conventional behavior

broad–mind·ed·ly adverb
broad–mind·ed·ness noun

1850

First Known Use of broad–minded

1850


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