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(klōzd′mīn′dĭd) or close-mind·ed (klōs′-, klōz′-)
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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Additionally, some of the cousins' parents and grandparents are still growing and maturing, while others are stuck in their closed-minded ways, illustrating that people at every age and stage struggle with making the right decisions.
I was irritated by their closed-minded, "the sky will fall" mentality.
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Today's young adults have gone from being liberal to becoming the most illiberal, closed-minded, and intolerant people in the community.
There are closed-minded people on both sides of the debate but I think this was a step forward.
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Crediting his success to relationships and mentoring, Rooda offers this advice to young entrepreneurs: "Don't be closed-minded. There are so many people out there who want to help you.
And, the letters to the editor are often vicious, closed-minded and condescending.
Katherine Heigl brings both ferocity and vulnerability to the role of a favored child discovering the courage to be herself in front of her parents and siblings, but while the fine cast teases out glimmers of nuance here and there, Mary Agnes Donoghue's film plays like a series of handholding growth exercises for closed-minded conservatives, and relies too heavily on its tying-the-knot finale for both dramatic momentum and emotional closure.