narrow-minded Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “narrow-minded” in the English Dictionary

"narrow-minded" in British English

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uk   /ˌnær.əʊˈmaɪn.dɪd/  us   /-oʊ-/ disapproving
C1 not ​willing to ​acceptideas or ​ways of ​behaving that are different from ​your own: narrow-minded ​opinions/​views a narrow-minded ​person
noun [U] uk   /ˌnær.əʊˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/  us   /-oʊ-/
He ​wanted to ​escape from the narrow-mindedness of the ​people in the ​smalltown where he ​grew up.
(Definition of narrow-minded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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narrow-mindedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈnær·oʊ ˈmɑɪn·dɪd/
unwilling to ​accept or ​consider other people's different ​ideas and ​behavior
(Definition of narrow-minded from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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