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[lahrj-mahyn-did] /ˈlɑrdʒˈmaɪn dɪd/
having tolerant views or liberal ideas; broad-minded.
Origin of large-minded
First recorded in 1715-25
Related forms
large-mindedly, adverb
large-mindedness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for large-minded
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  • But his judgment was a foregone conclusion; Mr. Flaxman Reed was not large-minded.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • She was a large-minded, a liberal-minded woman, that semi-widow.

    The Wild Man of the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • Even the most reasonable and large-minded of the cats soon acknowledged that.

  • He was large-minded and liberal in his views on all subjects.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • He hates her to be tolerant, and large-minded, and truthful; above all, he hates her to be truthful.

    The Making of a Prig Evelyn Sharp
  • But the large-minded man sees too far, and guesses too much of what he cannot see.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
  • But it would be a large-minded man who could overlook what Peterson had done.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • To the like large-minded and impartial effect, she, ran on at great length.

    Dr. Breen's Practice William Dean Howells
  • He's a critic—all critics are large-minded and generous, we know,—but he happens to be remarkably so.

    Thelma Marie Corelli
  • He too was a high-born, cultured, large-minded Christian man.

    Luther and the Reformation: Joseph A. Seiss
British Dictionary definitions for large-minded


generous or liberal in attitudes
Derived Forms
large-mindedly, adverb
large-mindedness, noun
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