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 combination narrow-mindedhealth-minded

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mindedness \ ˈmīn-​dəd-​nəs How to pronounce minded (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 At house parties organized across the country by the activist network Conceivable Future, people hash out difficult questions among like-minded peers: What kind of world would my child be born into? Anna Louie Sussman, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Read reviews from like-minded travelers, discuss tips and tricks, save your favorite places, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 17 Sep. 2021 Progressives have long lacked an answer to the Federalist Society, which connects conservative law students with like-minded peers in high places. Alex Barasch, The New Yorker, 17 Sep. 2021 But community — specifically a small cadre of like-minded creatives — helped her through. Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2021 The Internet allowed a real-time evolution where like-minded individuals could more readily communicate and share their opinions. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Sure enough, in meme-stock-y fashion, El Salvador attracted like-minded crypto-enthusiasts. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 9 Sep. 2021 Community leaders and service-minded individuals will be in attendance to discuss the future club, how the club can improve the local community, and how volunteers can get involved. Post-tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Outspoken conservative Meghan McCain exited the program in August and will (for now) be replaced by a rotating group of like-minded contrarians. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of minded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of minded was in the 15th century

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“Minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minded. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of minded

: having a particular kind of mind
: interested in or concerned about a particular subject
: 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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