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broad-minded

[ brawd-mahyn-did ]

adjective

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

    Synonyms: permissive, flexible, catholic, open-minded

    Antonyms: intolerant, bigoted, biased, narrow-minded



broad-minded

adjective

  1. tolerant of opposing viewpoints; not prejudiced; liberal
  2. not easily shocked by permissive sexual habits, pornography, etc


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Derived Forms

  • ˌbroad-ˈmindedness, noun
  • ˌbroad-ˈmindedly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • broad-minded·ly adverb
  • broad-minded·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of broad-minded1

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Example Sentences

A broad-minded and accepting bunch—with the dominant beauty (and class) standards of their own day.

And the desire for understanding is the first step toward a more inclusive and broad-minded future.

I want Israel to be democratic, welcoming, broad-minded, giving all its citizens full rights and dignity.

“Oddly enough the term ‘liberal’ means broad-minded and tolerant,” she continued.

The Commissioner of Oaths is a very broad-minded man, and there is literally no limit to what you may swear before him.

Some champions of immigration have become broad-minded enough to think small of the cardinal virtues.

But Christendom in the mass has never rationally considered this question from a broad-minded and liberal aspect!

It will demand broad-minded, upright men both white and black, and in its final accomplishment American civilization will triumph.

The mother Elliott could not remember had been a very lovely person, and as broad-minded as she was charming.

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