high-minded

adjective high-mind·ed \ ˈhī-ˈmīn-dəd \

Definition of high-minded

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

high-mindedly

adverb

high-mindedness

noun

First Known Use of high-minded

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HIGH-MINDED Defined for English Language Learners

high-minded

Definition of high-minded for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing intelligence and a strong moral character



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