open-minded

[ oh-puh n-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˈmaɪn dɪd /

adjective

having or showing a mind receptive to new ideas or arguments.
unprejudiced; unbigoted; impartial.

Nearby words

  1. open-hearth furnace,
  2. open-hearth process,
  3. open-jaw,
  4. open-line,
  5. open-market operations,
  6. open-mouthed,
  7. open-pit,
  8. open-plan,
  9. open-pollinated,
  10. open-reel

Origin of open-minded

First recorded in 1820–30

Related formso·pen-mind·ed·ly, adverbo·pen-mind·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for open-minded

open-minded

adjective

having a mind receptive to new ideas, arguments, etc; unprejudiced
Derived Formsopen-mindedly, adverbopen-mindedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for open-minded

open-minded

adj.

also openminded, open minded, 1828, first recorded in Carlyle; from open (adj.) + minded. Figurative use of open (adj.) with reference to hearts, hands, etc. is from early 15c. Related: Open-mindedly; open-mindedness.

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