Definition of narrow-minded in English:

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Pronunciation: /narəʊˈmʌɪndɪd/


Not willing to listen to or tolerate other people’s views; prejudiced: it would be narrow-minded not to welcome these developments narrow-minded provincialism
More example sentences
  • The professor also slammed the government's research funding agencies for narrow-minded views on how to train researchers.
  • I'm frustrated with narrow-minded view of history this article represents.
  • On most of the cases that count, she has proved to be anathema to their narrow-minded view of the world and Constitution.
intolerant, illiberal, reactionary, conservative, ultra-conservative, conventional, parochial, provincial, insular, small-town, localist, small-minded, petty-minded, petty, close-minded, short-sighted, myopic, blinkered, inward-looking, narrow, hidebound, dyed-in-the-wool, diehard, limited, restricted, inflexible, dogmatic, rigid, entrenched, prejudiced, bigoted, biased, partisan, sectarian, discriminatory;
prudish, priggish, strait-laced, stuffy, puritanical, moralistic, prim, starchy, prissy, shockable;
racist, racialist, chauvinistic, chauvinist, sexist, nationalistic;
British  parish-pump, blimpish;
French borné
North American informal jerkwater
rare claustral



Example sentences
  • Such establishments are terrible, despicable, entity-consuming corporations narrow-mindedly seeking profit.
  • Anyhow, that's enough of sounding narrow-mindedly judgmental for now.
  • These subsidies narrow-mindedly tie payments to production.


Pronunciation: /ˌnarəʊˈmʌɪndɪdnəs/
Example sentences
  • National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.
  • A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness.
  • From this viewpoint, the Salem witch trials of 1692 are a logical consequence of their narrow-mindedness and bigotry.

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