small-minded


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small-mind·ed

(smôl′mīn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Having a narrow or selfish attitude.
2. Characterized by pettiness or selfishness.

small′-mind′ed·ly adv.
small′-mind′ed·ness n.

small-minded

adj
narrow-minded; petty; intolerant; mean
ˌsmall-ˈmindedly adv
ˌsmall-ˈmindedness n

small′-mind′ed



adj.
selfish, petty, or narrow-minded.
[1840–50]
small′-mind′ed•ly, adv.
small′-mind′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.small-minded - contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
narrow-minded, narrow - lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"

small-minded

small-minded

adjective
1. Not broad or elevated in scope or understanding:
2. Contemptibly unimportant:
Slang: measly.
Idiom: of no account.
Translations

small-minded

[ˈsmɔːlˈmaɪndɪd] ADJmezquino, de miras estrechas

small-minded

[ˌsmɔːlˈmaɪndɪd] adjmeschino/a
References in classic literature ?
Noel Vanstone, to whom all large-minded motives under heaven were inscrutable mysteries, saw the small-minded motive at the bottom of his housekeeper's conduct with as instantaneous a penetration as if he had been a man of the highest ability.
But certain it is he laid a smart but kindly finger on many a small-minded prejudice.
Such small-minded gestures do nothing to merge public opinion and unify support for Wales as a bilingual nation.
Yet the political spite of a small-minded Tory should not blind us to the need to examine what the BBC does and does not do.
They have not, the only thing stolen is my children's innocence thanks to your bigoted and small-minded politics.
There's always a small chance your friend has some very odd preconceived ideas of what it means to be gay - maybe he's grown up in a home with small-minded parents or in a small-minded environment - and perhaps you will change his mind.
If Better Together won't involve people who want to promote the UK, it just shows how small-minded they are.
I FIND it absolutely disgusting to see reports of small-minded morons celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher.
This is not a racist, small-minded Englander's view, it's a realist's view and it's a shame people can't see the bigger picture - or is it a case of people don't want to see it?
He is not the accused but he has had to sit there and take abuse from some small-minded people, which has been very disappointing.
I hope it's just a group of small-minded people who are making it newsworthy at the moment, but there are still great strides to be made.
As far as I am concerned, anyone who does that is clearly small-minded.