Origin of large-minded

First recorded in 1715–25
Related formslarge-mind·ed·ly, adverblarge-mind·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for large-minded

Historical Examples of large-minded

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for large-minded


  1. generous or liberal in attitudes
Derived Formslarge-mindedly, adverblarge-mindedness, noun
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