- free from prejudice or bigotry; unbiased; liberal; tolerant.
Origin of broad-minded
First recorded in 1590–1600
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open-minded, catholic, flexible; permissive.
narrow-minded, biased, bigoted, intolerant.
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Examples from the Web for broad-minded
A broad-minded and accepting bunch—with the dominant beauty (and class) standards of their own day.Botticelli's Venus Gets Photoshop Treatment
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And the desire for understanding is the first step toward a more inclusive and broad-minded future.ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’ ASL Episode Recalls Gallaudet Protest
February 28, 2013
I want Israel to be democratic, welcoming, broad-minded, giving all its citizens full rights and dignity.Gil Troy Responds to Yousef Munayyer
August 21, 2012
You are known to be rich—I mean cultured and progressive and broad-minded.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
He was broad-minded, great-hearted enough not to censure the girl by word or act.
She was broad-minded—the breadth and depth of perfect health and a clean heart.
Ay, but the Bishop was too generous and broad-minded to remember that now.The Nebuly Coat
John Meade Falkner
English people are too sensible and broad-minded to suspect harm where there is none.Good Old Anna
Marie Belloc Lowndes
- tolerant of opposing viewpoints; not prejudiced; liberal
- not easily shocked by permissive sexual habits, pornography, etc
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Word Origin and History for broad-minded
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