minded

adjective

mind·​ed ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce minded (audio)
1
2
: having a mind especially of a specified kind or concerned with a specified thing
usually used in combination
narrow-minded
health-minded
mindedness noun

Examples of minded in a Sentence

in most David vs. Goliath contests, people are generally minded to side with the underdog
Recent Examples on the Web Elements of both the Left and the Right are minded toward social engineering. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 3 Jan. 2024 Matt Candy, global managing partner in generative AI at IBM Consulting, believes the jobs of the future will be filled by those who can work with AI using language and creative thinking nurtured in liberal arts degrees, much more so than by those who are technically minded. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2024 Larry is also artistically minded, and has this interest in architecture. Brent Lang, Variety, 18 Dec. 2023 Quant was designing for like minded women of her generation. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2023 Instead of being sent home without care like Gus was, those in psychological crisis are being held in emergency rooms, minded by police officers. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 Allowing hateful, narrow minded bigots to decide what all children can read is not my thing either. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2023 Where there were once three restaurants there is now one, riffing on mid-century glamor with a ramped-up, sustainably minded menu devised by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Nov. 2023 Among my politically minded friends, the word elicits eyerolls for how it’s come to characterize the concerns of a subset of out-of-touch activist influencers. Jp Brammer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of minded was in the 15th century

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“Minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minded. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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minded

adjective
mind·​ed ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce minded (audio)
1
: having a specified kind of mind
narrow-minded
2
: greatly interested in something specified
bargain-minded customers

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