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 ?
But certain it is he laid a smart but kindly finger on many a small-minded prejudice.
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.
In this children's cautionary tale for the twenty-first century, a small-minded king learns the value of diversity when he attempts to control his kingdom with a wall of stone.
He also tweeted: "Maybe it is time to take action against these small-minded, ignorant people."
And, worst, bending the law and its spirit into their very own small-minded mold.
Small-minded petty people, With nothing better to do, Making anonymous phone calls, When a quiet word would do.
He is doubling down on a small-minded approach to a complicated world.
? TENNIS: Ilie Nastase accused the All England Club of being "small-minded" after it was announced he will not be invited to the Royal Box at Wimbledon this year.
Former Romanian world number one Ilie Nastase called Wimbledon organisers "small-minded" after they announced he would not be invited to the Royal Box at this year's championships.
Oren is now a member of the centrist party Kulanu in the Knesset: He has been designated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as deputy premier for diplomacy in a pointed effort to stem the flow of right-wing megadrama from the most disgusting big-mouthed, small-minded members of the cabinet, Avigdor Lieberman and Naftali Bennett.
Claire Collins THIS petition is both childish and small-minded, whether people like it or not, Wales is part of Great Britain and if the Prince Of Wales wants to host our national football team to congratulate them on their achievements in the Euros, it is up to the Welsh FA to either accept the invitation or decline Jeff Jones Follow us on Twitter @WalesOnline