small-mindedness


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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.
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Translations

small-mindedness

[ˈsmɔːlˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] Nmezquindad f, estrechez f de miras
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

small-mindedness

[ˌsmɔːlˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nmeschinità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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