having or showing a prejudiced mind, as persons or opinions; biased.
not receptive to new ideas; having a closed mind.
- nar·row-mind·ed·ly, adverb
- nar·row-mind·ed·ness, noun
- un·nar·row-mind·ed, adjective
- un·nar·row-mind·ed·ly, adverb
- un·nar·row-mind·ed·ness, noun
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How to use narrow-minded in a sentence
I think that has a lot to do with various prejudices and narrow-minded pockets of our culture.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Why He’s Exploring the Word ‘Feminism’ and Online Misogyny | Marlow Stern | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ours is a unique nation, and we have to assert our unity and say no to these narrow-minded movements.
He also posted the tips videos on YouTube, where his eclectic likes suggest the very opposite of a narrow-minded fanatic.Don’t Turn This Malaysia Airlines Pilot Into Flight 370’s Richard Jewell | Michael Daly | March 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I would have suspected them of narrow-minded political motives.The ‘Soldier’ With the Bazooka—World War II, Iraq, and a Story of the Good War | Phil Klay | July 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some feminists are narrow-minded, uptight, and unfamiliar with the concept of laughing at themselves.Louis C.K. on Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke: Are Comedy and Feminism Enemies? | Jennifer L. Pozner | July 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such human plants are rare; and poor narrow-minded, ill-educated Castalia was not of them.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
This discovery gives me a fit 48 of introspection and I discover that I am, indeed, a narrow-minded little pinhead.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
There was nothing narrow-minded or exclusive about his tastes.John Ingerfield and Other Stories | Jerome K. Jerome
Even a Friar Tuck is not so repulsive to us as an unsocial, austere, narrow-minded, and ignorant fanatic of the eleventh century.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
"No, I suppose they didn't 'call' in the old narrow-minded time," said Basil Dashwood.The Tragic Muse | Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for narrow-minded
having a biased or illiberal viewpoint; bigoted, intolerant, or prejudiced
- narrow-mindedly, adverb
- narrow-mindedness, noun
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