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closed-mind·ed

(klōzd′mīn′dĭd) or close-mind·ed (klōs′-, klōz′-)
adj.
Intolerant of the beliefs and opinions of others; stubbornly unreceptive to new ideas.

closed′-mind′ed·ness n.
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Adj.1.closed-minded - not ready to receive to new ideas
narrow-minded, narrow - lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"
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ese include having a closed mind, self-promotion and poor use of language.
Your Poem BRAINWASHING Please my country of birth don't be unkind By brainwashing my newborn innocent mind Inform me about ALL the religions that each country preaches So I'm not forced to believe the one that my country teaches And please tell me of the thoughts of non-believers, too So I can consider their completely different point of view For I don't want a closed mind that's blinkered and shuttered Because I've been brainwashed by beliefs that only my country has uttered I want a pure open mind that soars high and flies free From all the ignorance and bigotry that only the truly brainwashed accept so easily So please my country of birth don't be unkind By brainwashing my newborn innocent mind John Wall, Wavertree
In his view, what is happening in the Middle East is a result of a closed mind, of people incapable of opening their minds, and recognizing and embracing differences.
Referring to the private sector participation in the nuclear power programme, Saran said that India is being cautious about allowing private players to enter this sector but added that Indian Government does not have a closed mind on it.
Again, not a demonstration of a closed mind of heart by a priest.
He went on: "I am not an active believer but the last thing I would do when talking or thinking about religion is approach it with a closed heart or a closed mind.
It was a good article, though I don't know why Duke has a closed mind on lubes.
I'm suggesting you had a closed mind," said Terry Reed's counsel Eric Elliott QC.
The only epidemic I'm concerned about is the closed mind of some Daily News editorial staff member, but hey, they're in good company; the federal government refuses to let science and scientists investigate medical marijuana.
Chris Deuters, president of the Racehorse Owners' Association, says his organisation does not have a closed mind on 48-hour declarations, but remains sceptical
Erb told his audience that a parallel school of mystery writers exists, led by Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse series, which appears to address the silence of God but in reality does so with a closed mind.
A closed mind emphasizing dogmatism fails to meet a vital standard for possessing a scientific attitude.