narrow-minded


narrow-minded
adj
1. narrow, prejudiced, biased, bigoted; warped, twisted, jaundiced, partial, arbitrary, one-sided, opinionated, prepossessed; sexist, racist, anti-Semitic, discriminative, discriminatory; close-minded, closed, intolerant, illiberal, unreasonable; insular, parochial, provincial, Sociol. ethnocentric; limited, confined, constricted, unliberal, uncatho-lic; little-minded, small-minded, meanminded; blind, myopic, near-sighted, short-sighted, purblind, wearing blinders or blinkers, not able to see beyond the end of one's nose; deaf, unhearing, deaf to reason or new ideas; uncharitable, ungenerous, uncondoning, unfor-bearing, unsympathetic, unindulgent, inhospitable, inconsiderate, disobliging, undetached, undispassionate; snobbish, unfriendly, xenophobic, misanthropic, cynical.
2. conservative, opposed to change, dogmatic, fanatical, authoritarian, doctrinaire; die-hard, reactionary, know-nothing, ultra-conservative; rigorous, stiff, stiff-backed, stiff-necked, rigid, hidebound, creedbound, locked-in, non-objective; obstinate, obdurate, intransigent, unyielding, uncompromising, immovable, intractable; firm, fixed, rooted, settled, unchanging, set in one's ways, traditional, conventional, orthodox, fundamentalist; unprogressive, oldfash-ioned, strait-laced, Inf. stuffy, Sl. square, Sl. straight; prudish, priggish, puritanical, prim, proper; middle-American, middle-class, bourgeois, Inf. rednecked, self-righteous, smug, complacent, sanctimonious; petty, mean, small, petty-minded, mean-minded, mean-spirited.
3. ultranationalist, superpatriotic, isolationist, chauvinistic, jingoistic, partisan; (all of politics) right-wing, rightist, Birchist, Birchite, Bourbonian, Hunkerous, Tory, Toryish.

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  • narrow-minded — (adj.) also narrow minded, 1620s, from NARROW (Cf. narrow) (adj.) + MINDED (Cf. minded). Related: Narrow mindedness. Middle English had narrow hearted mean, ungenerous, ignoble (c.1200) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Narrow-minded — Nar row mind ed, a. Of narrow mental scope; lacking tolerance or breadth of view; illiberal; mean. Opposite of {broad minded}, {open minded}, {liberal}. [WordNet sense 2] [Narrower terms: {dogmatic, dogmatical}; {little, petty, small, small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • narrow-minded — [ US ˈ.. ˌ..] adj unwilling to accept or understand new or different ideas, opinions, or customs = ↑prejudiced ≠ ↑broadminded ▪ His attitude is narrow minded and insensitive. ▪ narrow minded nationalism >narrow mindedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • narrow-minded — [adj] biased, intolerant bigoted, conservative, conventional, hidebound, illiberal, insular, narrow, opinionated, parochial, petty, prejudiced, provincial, reactionary, shortsighted, small minded, strait laced, unenlarged; concepts 403,542 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • narrow-minded — narrow, narrow minded *illiberal, intolerant, bigoted, hidebound Analogous words: rigorous, *rigid, strict, stringent: obdurate, *inflexible, inexorable: provincial, parochial, local, smalltown, *insular Antonyms: broad, broad minded Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • narrow-minded — [nar′ōmīn′did, ner′ōmīn′did] adj. limited in outlook or lacking in tolerance; not liberal; bigoted; prejudiced narrow mindedly adv. narrow mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • narrow-minded — adjective disliking or not interested in ideas or cultures different from your own ─ opposite BROAD MINDED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • narrow-minded — index dogmatic, illiberal, narrow, one sided, parochial, partial (biased), provincial, unbending …   Law dictionary

  • narrow-minded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unwilling to listen to or tolerate the views of others; prejudiced …   English terms dictionary

  • narrow-minded — adj. narrow minded + int. (it was narrow minded of her to say that) * * * [ˌnærəʊ maɪndɪd] narrow minded + inf. (it was narrow minded of her to say that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • narrow-minded — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as narrow minded, you are criticizing them because they are unwilling to consider new ideas or other people s opinions. ...a narrow minded bigot. Ant: broad minded Derived words: narrow mindedness… …   English dictionary


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