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[mahyn-did] /ˈmaɪn dɪd/
having a certain kind of mind (usually used in combination):
inclined or disposed.
Origin of minded
1495-1505; mind + -ed3
Related forms
half-minded, adjective
self-minded, adjective Unabridged
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  • I was half minded to beg Captain Swift for leave to remain behind in Dublin.

    Kilgorman Talbot Baines Reed
  • I'm half minded to try and turn them into thousands for my girl's sake.

  • He was half minded to give the diamonds up, but not to those rascals.

    Triple Spies Roy J. Snell
  • Then he felt so sick at heart he was half minded to turn and fly the street.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • He begged her and cajoled her until she was half minded to do as he asked.

    The Shoemaker's Apron Parker Fillmore
  • He was half minded for a minute to enter Parson Fair's house.

    Madelon Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He was half minded to tell everything to the one human being within four thousand miles who cared.

    A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson
  • Keen-eyed, she had seen that he quailed, and softening, was half minded to forgive his trespass.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • He was half minded to put the stone back; but the secrecy of the thing pleased him.

    Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories Arthur Christopher Benson
  • The long, low howl rose and fell, and Mowgli saw Messua's husband flinch and turn, half minded to run back to the hut.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for half minded


having a mind, inclination, intention, etc, as specified: politically minded
(in combination): money-minded
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Word Origin and History for half minded



c.1500, "having a mind" (to do); "having a mind" (of a certain type), from mind (n.).

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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