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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Rather than commiserating with like-minded friends over cocktails, posting rants on Facebook, or planting her head deep in the Lake Erie sand, Kathy put fingers to keyboard. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "One woman’s guide to surviving Trump: writing him daily — Andrea Simakis," 11 Aug. 2019 The site is a message board whose like-minded members post anonymously. Guillermo Contreras, ExpressNews.com, "Spread of online hate hard for authorities to combat," 6 Aug. 2019 The two firebrands could have some like-minded candidates on Wednesday’s debate stage who believe Biden’s plans to improve the Affordable Care Act and introduce new climate protections do not go far enough. Jennifer Epstein, Fortune, "Joe Biden Stakes Out Centrist Position on Immigration, Asylum Policy During Democratic Debate," 31 July 2019 Ultimately, Swartz and his like-minded commissioners couldn’t stop a development machine that cranked into gear after killer freezes in the 1980s decimated citrus groves and landowners sought to convert their property to rooftops. Jerry Fallstrom, orlandosentinel.com, "Ex-commissioner Richard Swartz, Clermont councilman Ray Goodgame remembered for putting their stamp on Lake County," 29 July 2019 The guidelines had further noted that a large number of like-minded industrial houses are willing to join hands in this green movement, facilitated by NGOs and under the supervision of the forest departments. Mayank Aggarwal, Quartz India, "India is counting on private players to rejuvenate its forests, but will that work?," 24 July 2019 And having a strong network of positive, ambitious, like-minded women of color to inspire, challenge me and keep me informed. Essence, "Reign On: This Walmart Marketing Director Details Her Rise Through The Ranks," 22 July 2019 Similarly, at Buttigieg’s town hall in Dover, curious locals came to hear from the South Bend mayor, but are still open-minded. NBC News, "Granite State voters are taking their time before picking a candidate," 18 July 2019 Based on the stark increase in Senate Republican donations ahead of his confirmation, Barr was anything but indifferent to the recommendation or the prospect of becoming attorney general again, this time under a like-minded president. David Yanofsky, Quartz, "William Barr’s donations to Senate Republicans spiked just before they confirmed him as attorney general," 18 July 2019

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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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