small-minded

adjective
small-mind·​ed | \ ˈsmȯl-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce small-minded (audio) \

Definition of small-minded

1 : having narrow interests, sympathies, or outlook
2 : typical of a small-minded person : marked by pettiness, narrowness, or meanness small-minded conduct

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Other Words from small-minded

small-mindedly adverb
small-mindedness noun

First Known Use of small-minded

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Small-minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small-minded. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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small-minded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of small-minded

disapproving
: not interested in new or different ideas : not willing to accept the opinions of other people
: typical of a small-minded person

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