narrow-minded

[ nar-oh-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈnær oʊˈmaɪn dɪd /

adjective

having or showing a prejudiced mind, as persons or opinions; biased.
not receptive to new ideas; having a closed mind.

Nearby words

  1. narrow seas,
  2. narrow-angle glaucoma,
  3. narrow-bodied,
  4. narrow-fisted,
  5. narrow-leaved bottle tree,
  6. narrowback,
  7. narrowband,
  8. narrowcast,
  9. narrowly,
  10. narrows

Origin of narrow-minded

First recorded in 1615–25

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British Dictionary definitions for narrow-minded

narrow-minded

adjective

having a biased or illiberal viewpoint; bigoted, intolerant, or prejudiced
Derived Formsnarrow-mindedly, adverbnarrow-mindedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for narrow-minded

narrow-minded

adj.

also narrow minded, 1620s, from narrow (adj.) + minded. Related: Narrow-mindedness. Middle English had narrow-hearted "mean, ungenerous, ignoble" (c.1200).

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