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Lacking tolerance, breadth of view, or sympathy; petty.

nar′row-mind′ed·ly adv.
nar′row-mind′ed·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narrow-mindedness - an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
parochialism - a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish
pettiness - narrowness of mind or ideas or views
provincialism - a lack of sophistication
denominationalism, sectarianism - a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination; "he condemned religious sectarianism"
broad-mindedness - an inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior
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[ˈnærəʊˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] Nestrechez f de miras, intolerancia f
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[ˌnærəʊˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nchiusura mentale
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Other possibilities had been in him, possibilities sacrificed, one by one, to Zeena's narrow-mindedness and ignorance.
National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.
Incorporating the narrow-mindedness of a society that focuses on oppressing the female, rather than addressing her issues, the drama serial would be relatable to many in the audience.
He said after 75 years of the end of the world war -II a ceremony was held to commemorate the event at Port Smith but the sacrifices of Hindu and Muslims soldiers of the allied forces were not even mentioned, which shows the narrow-mindedness of the West.
He stressed that India must acknowledge that stubbornness and narrow-mindedness would prove to be counter-productive.
He said that Indian leadership has shown their narrow-mindedness against Pakistan.
ACCUSATIONS of "narrow-mindedness" have been made after an Israeli flag mysteriously raised at Yarm Town Hall by a member of the public was removed early due to "pressure from the community".
This is their narrow-mindedness and their issue to deal with - not yours and not your daughter's.
We are citizens of a great country, on the verge of bold advance, and we cannot condone narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought.JEFF ALUDO, Nairobi
He said that India must not show narrow-mindedness on the CPEC project.
'The key to cooperation with South Asian countries is held by India and India should review its reaction with regard to CPEC rather than demonstrating narrow-mindedness. The neighboring country will realize the importance of this project tomorrow if not today', he said this while talking to media men after addressing world bank ceremony here Thursday.
The increasing use of democratic freedoms by these elements to spread narrow-mindedness and anti-democratic trends must not be encouraged.

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