narrow-minded

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

Definition of narrow-minded

: lacking in tolerance or breadth of vision : petty

narrow-mindedly

adverb

narrow-mindedness

noun

First Known Use of narrow-minded

1631

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NARROW-MINDED Defined for English Language Learners

narrow-minded

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 \

Definition of narrow-minded for Students

narrow-mindedly

adverb

narrow-mindedness

noun


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