high–minded

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adjective high–mind·ed \ˈhī-ˈmīn-dəd\

Definition of high–minded

  1. :  marked by elevated principles and feelings; also :  pretentious too high–minded to read any fiction — Alfred Kazin

high–mindedly

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high–mindedness

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First Known Use of high–minded

1556


HIGH–MINDED Defined for English Language Learners

high-minded

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Definition of high–minded for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing intelligence and a strong moral character

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