closed-minded

adjective
variants: or close-minded

Definition of closed-minded

chiefly US, disapproving
: not willing to consider different ideas or opinions : having or showing a closed mind He's becoming increasingly closed-minded in his old age. a very close-minded attitude

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“Closed-minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closed-minded. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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