having or showing a coarse or vulgar taste or interests.

Origin of low-minded

First recorded in 1720–30
Related formslow·mind·ed·ly, adverblow-mind·ed·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for low-minded

abject, coarse, groveling, lewd, offensive, sordid, vulgar

Examples from the Web for low-minded

Contemporary Examples of low-minded

Historical Examples of low-minded

  • "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.

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

    The Brentons

    Anna Chapin Ray

British Dictionary definitions for low-minded



having a vulgar or crude mind and character
Derived Formslow-mindedly, adverblow-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