mind·​ed | \ ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce minded (audio) \

Definition of minded

2 : having a mind especially of a specified kind or concerned with a specified thing usually used in combination narrow-mindedhealth-minded

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mindedness \ ˈmīn-​dəd-​nəs How to pronounce mindedness (audio) \ noun

Examples of minded in a Sentence

in most David vs. Goliath contests, people are generally minded to side with the underdog

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Like many of her talented young students, Miller has been ambitious and business-minded from an early age. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "Abby Lee Miller Is Worth More Than You Might Think," 18 May 2019 The pieces are created by small, sustainably minded producers in England, Italy, and India, for one thing. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Melanie Press Is the Small British Label That’s Thinking Big With an NYC Pop-Up," 2 May 2019 Most Read Sports Stories Gonzaga led 37-35 after a surprisingly offensive-minded first half as Hachimura and Clarke combined for 23 points. Jim Meehan, The Seattle Times, "Gonzaga’s season ends just short of Final Four in dramatic loss to Texas Tech in West Region final," 30 Mar. 2019 Stay open minded, but never do something just to please a partner. Gigi Engle, SELF, "5 Ways to Ease Your Partner Into Trying Bondage and Kink," 28 Sep. 2018 Such single-minded dressing is generally a strategic choice that creates a shorthand, rendering a person immediately identifiable. New York Times, "How Gareth Southgate Made the Waistcoat a Surprise World Cup M.V.P.," 13 July 2018 The trips – in India, Thailand and Italy – are aimed at culinary-minded travelers who are already on a vegan diet or who would like to try it out. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Adventures in vegan eating, a Canadian bucket list and more," 13 July 2018 Maybe Morgan has fallen into an absent-minded mood, completely dismissing his previous support and backing of current World Cup top goalscorer, and national captain, Harry Kane. SI.com, "Arsenal-Supporting Twitter Troll Piers Morgan Blames Spurs Players for England's World Cup Exit," 12 July 2018 For starters, Alsop happens to be a like-minded musician, interested more in warmth of timbre and arc of line than technical bravura or showmanship for its own sake. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO at Ravinia review: Marin Alsop poetically launches Bernstein tribute," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of minded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of minded

: having a particular kind of mind
: interested in or concerned about a particular subject
British, formal : having a desire or intention to do something


mind·​ed | \ ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce minded (audio) \

Kids Definition of minded

1 : having a particular kind of mind open-minded
2 : greatly interested or concerned about something safety-minded

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