civ·​ic-mind·​ed ˌsi-vik-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce civic-minded (audio)
: disposed to look after civic needs and interests
civic-mindedness noun

Examples of civic-minded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mitt Romney was serious, civic-minded and conscientious, and he got absolutely bulldozed by the Obama campaign, which portrayed him as some kind of monster. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 26 Oct. 2023 In a city where young Black men and boys are often stereotyped because of crimes committed by a relative few, the actions of the trio personified the character of the vast majority — the helpful, civic-minded who go about doing good deeds, large and small, every day without fanfare or notice. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2023 Named as one of the 50 most civic-minded companies in the nation, Comerica partners with nonprofit and community organizations to improve financial education, as wellas support other community needs. Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 Even the most civic-minded of users will also need the support of an effective central moderation team to ensure the site’s baseline remains reasonable. Katherine Alejandra Cross, WIRED, 20 July 2023 Under former Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Mayor’s Fund launched an array of civic-minded programs including international travel for youths, senior meals during the early days of COVID-19, and cybersecurity assistance for businesses. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2023 Richard Ravitch, a politically savvy, civic-minded developer and public citizen who helped rescue New York City from the brink of bankruptcy and its decaying subways from fiscal collapse, died on Sunday in Manhattan. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 26 June 2023 During the journeys between towns, Mr. Humphries tried to ease the boredom of the road with a country matron bit, based on the civic-minded women who would introduce the visiting troupe’s shows. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2023 Kevin’s assessment is sober, non-tribal, and civic-minded. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of civic-minded was in 1907

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“Civic-minded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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