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 combinationnarrow-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
Recent Examples on the Web Focus your energies on a creative project and spend time with people who are fair-minded. oregonlive, "Horoscope for Feb. 10, 2020: Aries, concentrate on being cooperative; Scorpio, explore alternatives," 10 Feb. 2020 To safety-minded parents, Evenflo presented its tests as tough, going above and beyond what the government required. Daniela Porat, ProPublica, "Evenflo, Maker of the “Big Kid” Booster Seat, Put Profits Over Child Safety," 6 Feb. 2020 Silver Lake Pool & Inn Despite being home to some of the best restaurants, bars, and independent shops in Los Angeles, hipster enclave Silver Lake hasn’t had much in the way of equally design-minded, on-trend lodging. Sunset Magazine, "From an L.A. Hideaway to a Tropical Cruise, These Last-Minute Trips Are Your Winter Cure," 5 Feb. 2020 In his voluminous statement of beliefs, Breivik, now imprisoned, urged like-minded would-be assailants to engage in careful, long-term preparations, amassing equipment and targeting left-leaning political and media figures for death. Paul Duggan, Anchorage Daily News, "Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson sentenced to more than 13 years in alleged terror plot," 1 Feb. 2020 Bridelux Atelier brings like-minded thinkers and creators in the wedding industry together, from the bride and groom to the planners to the stylists and caterers. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis Are a "Joy" to Photograph," 19 Dec. 2019 Essentially, because there are stereotypes that women or people of color are less intelligent or scientifically minded, receiving a review that reinforces such stereotypes—no matter how inaccurate—can create psychological distress. Christie Wilcox, Science | AAAS, "Rude paper reviews are pervasive and sometimes harmful, study finds," 12 Dec. 2019 The Samiti, now with about 2,000 members, was formed by like-minded people of Sheopur district in 2009-10 after the Gujarat government refused to share lions. Anup Dutta, Quartz India, "Kuno is ready to become India’s second lion sanctuary, 29 years after it was identified," 27 Nov. 2019 But sometimes the constraints breed a specific kind of high-minded creativity that’s immediately apparent. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette Offers a Tasting Menu for the Climate-Conscious Era," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of minded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minded. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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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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