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narrow–minded

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of narrow–minded

  1. 1 unwilling to grant other people social rights or to accept other viewpoints <integration of the public schools was once vigorously opposed by narrow-minded people who feared social change> Synonyms bigoted, illiberal, narrow, narrow-minded, prejudiced, small-mindedRelated Words hidebound, old-fashioned, reactionary; blindfolded, blinkered, insular, parochial, provincial; biased, one-sided, partial, partisanNear Antonyms extreme, progressive, radical; impartial, objective, unbiasedAntonyms broad-minded, liberal, open-minded, tolerant, unprejudiced

  2. 2 not broad or open in views or opinions <narrow-minded people who instinctively feared and opposed any and all immigrants> Synonyms illiberal, insular, Lilliputian, little, narrow-minded, parochial, petty, picayune, provincial, sectarian, small, small-mindedRelated Words inflexible, ironbound, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, set, stubborn, unyielding, wrongheaded; bigoted, intolerant; biased, discriminating, discriminatory, jaundiced, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced; brass bound, hidebound, old-fashioned, reactionary, stodgy, straitlaced (or straightlaced), stuffy; dogmatic (also dogmatical), opinionated, opinionative; limited; hick, unsophisticatedNear Antonyms impartial, nonpartisan, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced; freethinkingAntonyms broad-minded, catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal, open, open-minded, receptive, tolerant




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