open-minded

adjective open-mind·ed \ ˌō-pən-ˈmīn-dəd \

Definition of open-minded

: receptive to arguments or ideas

open-mindedly

adverb

open-mindedness

noun

First Known Use of open-minded

1748

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OPEN-MINDED Defined for English Language Learners

open-minded

Definition of open-minded for English Language Learners

  • : willing to consider different ideas or opinions



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