closed-minded


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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