high-minded

[ hahy-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈhaɪˈmaɪn dɪd /

adjective

having or showing high, exalted principles or feelings.

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Origin of high-minded

First recorded in 1495–1505

Related formshigh-mind·ed·ly, adverbhigh-mind·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for high-minded

high-minded

adjective

having or characterized by high moral principles
archaic arrogant; haughty
Derived Formshigh-mindedly, adverbhigh-mindedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for high-minded

high-minded

adj.

c.1500, "arrogant;" 1550s, "morally lofty," from high (adj.) + minded. Related: High-mindedness.

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