narrow–minded

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adjective nar·row–mind·ed \ˈner-(ˌ)ō-ˈmīn-dəd, ˈna-(ˌ)rō-\

Definition of narrow–minded

  1. :  lacking in tolerance or breadth of vision :  petty

narrow–mindedly

adverb

narrow–mindedness

noun

1631

First Known Use of narrow–minded

1631


NARROW–MINDED Defined for English Language Learners

narrow–minded

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adjective nar·row–mind·ed \ˈner-(ˌ)ō-ˈmīn-dəd, ˈna-(ˌ)rō-\

Definition of narrow–minded for English Language Learners

  • : not willing to accept opinions, beliefs, or behaviors that are unusual or different from your own


NARROW–MINDED Defined for Kids

narrow–minded

adjective nar·row–mind·ed \ˌner-ō-ˈmīn-dəd\

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narrow–mindedly

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narrow–mindedness

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