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narrow-minded

adjective uk   /ˌnær.əʊˈmaɪn.dɪd/  us   /-oʊ-/ disapproving
C1 not willing to accept ideas or ways of behaving that are different from your own: narrow-minded opinions/views a narrow-minded person
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narrow-mindedness
noun [U] uk   /ˌnær.əʊˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/  us   /-oʊ-/
He wanted to escape from the narrow-mindedness of the people in the small town where he grew up.
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