broad-minded

[ brawd-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈbrɔdˈmaɪn dɪd /

adjective

free from prejudice or bigotry; unbiased; liberal; tolerant.

Nearby words

  1. broad-gauge,
  2. broad-jump,
  3. broad-leaved,
  4. broad-leaved bottle tree,
  5. broad-leaved maple,
  6. broad-spectrum,
  7. broad-winged hawk,
  8. broadax,
  9. broadband,
  10. broadbent's sign

Origin of broad-minded

First recorded in 1590–1600

Related formsbroad-mind·ed·ly, adverbbroad-mind·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for broad-minded

broad-minded

adjective

tolerant of opposing viewpoints; not prejudiced; liberal
not easily shocked by permissive sexual habits, pornography, etc
Derived Formsbroad-mindedly, adverbbroad-mindedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for broad-minded

broad-minded

adj.

1590s; see broad (adj.) + minded. This abstract mental sense of broad existed in Old English; e.g. bradnes "breadth," also "liberality."

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