Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[loh-min-did] /ˈloʊˈmɪn dɪd/
having or showing a coarse or vulgar taste or interests.
Origin of low-minded
First recorded in 1720-30
Related forms
lowmindedly, adverb
low-mindedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for low-minded
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "You are a low-minded, mercenary creature," said O'Shea, oratorically.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • If low-minded, brutal people will act like themselves, what am I to do?

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • I think he is a cad, sir—a low-minded cad; and of such is not the kingdom of heaven.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • He treated me like the low-minded brute he was; you know he did, George, you know he did.

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume
  • "It's low-minded to be eternally talking shop," he told her.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • That was too much to hope, even in a dream, of the low-minded Charles II.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana James Harrington
  • The low-minded do wicked actions in consequence of their cruelty.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • It is a shame how low-minded these teachers of the people are.

    The Spirit of the Ghetto Hutchins Hapgood
  • This is a low-minded Indian, and one easily hurried into folly.

    The Prairie J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for low-minded


having a vulgar or crude mind and character
Derived Forms
low-mindedly, adverb
low-mindedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for low-minded

Word Value for low

Scrabble Words With Friends