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small-minded

adjective uk   /ˌsmɔːlˈmaɪn.dɪd/  us   /ˌsmɑːl-/ disapproving
having fixed opinions and refusing to consider new or different ideas: He has some very small-minded opinions about foreigners.
small-mindedness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “small-minded”
in Chinese (Traditional) 見識狹隘的, 心胸狹窄的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 见识狭隘的, 心胸狭窄的…
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