broad-minded

adjective
broad-mind·​ed | \ ˈbrȯd-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce broad-minded (audio) , -ˌmīn- \

Definition of broad-minded

1 : tolerant of varied views
2 : inclined to condone minor departures from conventional behavior

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broad-mindedly adverb
broad-mindedness noun

First Known Use of broad-minded

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of broad-minded was in 1850

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“Broad-minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broad-minded. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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broad-minded

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English Language Learners Definition of broad-minded

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

broad-minded

adjective
broad-mind·​ed | \ ˈbrȯd-ˈmīn-dəd \

Kids Definition of broad-minded

: willing to consider unusual or different opinions, beliefs, and practices

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