mind·ed | \ˈmīn-dəd \

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 \-dəd-nəs \ 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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Our larger community of outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers is too often guilty of denigrating otherwise like-minded people who look different from them or enjoy nature in different ways. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "In Defense of Off-Roading," 12 July 2018 The message was to support one another and be around like-minded people. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press, "Brandon Graham is toast of Philadelphia, believes Michigan can make CFP," 11 July 2018 The country was the darling of the markets last year amid a new reform-minded government that resolved a longstanding dispute with creditors over a 2001 default. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Argentina to Join Widely Watched Emerging Markets Index By MSCI," 20 June 2018 Phillips was supported by some national organizations seeking to elect reform-minded prosecutors. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Three prominent Sacramento Democrats were punished for endorsing DA Schubert," 15 June 2018 One exception: reform-minded defense attorney Jason Anderson, who managed to win in San Bernardino County against four-term DA Michael Ramos. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Soros push to elect progressive DAs in California fails to attract voters," 7 June 2018 On May 4 billionaire financier and criminal justice reform advocate George Soros contributed $1.5 million to a statewide PAC supporting Jones-Wright and three other reform-minded DAs in the state. Greg Moran, sandiegouniontribune.com, "DA race: Early lead for Stephan against challenger Jones-Wright," 5 June 2018 That’s where Soros has been coming from with his concentrated effort over the past few years to put progressive, reform-minded district attorneys in office. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "DA contender tries to calm fears of bail bond owners," 31 May 2018 Most see their role as one of civic-minded conflict management. The Christian Science Monitor, "A big question for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee," 10 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

: having a desire or intention to do something


mind·ed | \ˈmīn-dəd \

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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