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

Other Words from minded

mindedness \ ˈmīn-​dəd-​nəs How to pronounce minded (audio) \ 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 That single-minded mission meant coming to Washington every January for the March for Life to mark Roe’s anniversary. New York Times, 7 May 2022 While Germany was helping build two undersea pipelines to dramatically increase its imports of Russian natural gas, Lithuania was spending its taxpayer money with the single-minded goal of breaking free. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 But this is indicative of the single-minded nature of the climber-directors, who seem to revere Washburn even more for his cartological contributions to their endeavors than for the breathtaking nature of his photographs. John Anderson, WSJ, 5 May 2022 And will Musk’s single-minded pursuit of Twitter significantly reduce the market value of Tesla—the biggest source of Musk’s own incredible wealth? Anne Sraders, Fortune, 30 Apr. 2022 Auden comes to think of our sinfulness as but part of the human story, and to see that a single-minded focus on it can diminish or even occlude gratitude. Alan Jacobs, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Socially, the single-minded pursuit of zero-Covid has ripple effects, such as lack of access to run-of-the mill and emergency healthcare. Yanzhong Huang, CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 Kate, whose single-minded mission is to find her sister a husband, presents Edwina’s skills, including a mastery of two Indian languages: Hindustani and Marathi. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2022 Isaac's Moon Knight is all chaos and uncertainty, but Harrow has an unsettling calm about him, moving through the world with an unwavering fanaticism and a single-minded eye on his goals — even if those goals lead to collateral damage. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of minded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2022

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“Minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minded. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for minded


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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