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[oh-puh n-mahyn-did] /ˈoʊ pənˈmaɪn dɪd/
having or showing a mind receptive to new ideas or arguments.
unprejudiced; unbigoted; impartial.
Origin of open-minded
Related forms
open-mindedly, adverb
open-mindedness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for open-minded
  • Musicians are always more open-minded about music than their fans, sadly.
  • The outcome was a group of hardy, open-minded travelers who packed an enormous amount of living in two short weeks.
  • The niceness of the filming and the apparent honesty of the approach conceal this dark agenda even from open-minded viewers.
  • In the big cities, people are more educated and thus more open-minded.
  • Then there are the normal folks: social drinkers, who have their preferences but are generally open-minded.
  • Both are at odds with patient and open-minded intellectual inquiry.
  • Her problem seems to be that she has violated the university's litmus test for what it means to be open-minded.
  • We may never get answers, but lets be open-minded to alternative ideas.
  • The article proposes the open-minded, creative and inclusive approach.
  • He lacks the intelligence to be skeptically open-minded.
British Dictionary definitions for open-minded


having a mind receptive to new ideas, arguments, etc; unprejudiced
Derived Forms
open-mindedly, adverb
open-mindedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for open-minded

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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