Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “open-minded”


adjective     /ˌəʊ.pənˈmaɪn.dɪd/ US  /ˌoʊ-/
C1 willing to consider ideas and opinions that are new or different to your own: Doctors these days tend to be more open-minded about alternative medicine.Open-mindedJustice and fairness open-mindedness     /-nəs/ noun [U] She has a reputation for open-mindedness and original thinking.Open-mindedJustice and fairness
(Definition of open-minded adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of open-minded

Definitions of “open-minded” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More