Definition of high-minded in English:

high-minded

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adjective

Derivatives

high-mindedly

adverb
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  • Some react high-mindedly - they express relief that ‘the oldest political party’ has regained its sanity, that the democratic process worked, that the election will be between two adults, etc.
  • Even more high-mindedly, he claims: ‘Although I get paid a lot for the work I do, I don't do it for the money.’
  • This would indicate that the filters, checks and balances that Big Media spoke so high-mindedly about when the Internet took off, offer no protection whatsoever.

high-mindedness

noun
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  • But strip away the high-mindedness and you're still left with an honorable goal: do the right thing, and own up in public when you screw up.
  • Costa-Gavras brings to his movie seriousness and high-mindedness, and elicits performances of intelligence and distinction from his cast.
  • What cannot be disputed, however, is its high-mindedness, for which he must be seriously commended.
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