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 \ -​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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Lenovo also combined a user-facing IR depth camera and HD camera, and put them behind its privacy-minded ThinkShutter sliding cover. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Lenovo's ThinkPad T490 emphasizes display improvements in 2019 refresh," 24 Feb. 2019 These are two people --you guys are very like-minded libertarian-leaning conservatives. NBC News, "Meet the Press - June 17, 2018," 17 June 2018 Trump appears to hope that Giuliani, a like-minded political street fighter from New York, will aid his combative approach. Anchorage Daily News, "Giuliani may have exposed Trump to new legal threats," 4 May 2018 And the business-minded tween is always looking ahead. Carmen K. Sisson, The Christian Science Monitor, "When your first-grade homework becomes a bestseller," 2 May 2018 The liberal approach, which involves much socializing and interactions with people in the surrounding towns, inspired the creation of nearly 150 like-minded communities in almost 40 countries. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "The documentary Summer in the Forest is mediocre—and a must-see," 2 May 2018 Each year Afropunk brings together a community of like-minded people who appreciate uniqueness and encourage it across all facets of life. Elijah Craig Ii, Teen Vogue, "25 Natural Hairstyles from Afropunk 2018 to Try Now," 28 Aug. 2018 The annual event took place once again at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, where thousands of people gathered to fill their tote bags with hair products, dance, snap photos for the 'gram, and be with like-minded people in celebration of texture. Allure, "All the Beautiful Hairstyles We Saw at CurlFest 2018," 24 July 2018 Some of us have held out hope that the Moroun family might be taking a more civic-minded, less-obstructionist stance on matters of public concern — rejoining the community after decades of hunkering down to protect their own narrow interests. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "A 'new' image for the Morouns? New bridge TV ad demolishes that fantasy," 21 June 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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