Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by breadth or tolerance of views; broad-minded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Liberal; not narrow in ideas; characterized by breadth of view.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

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Examples

  • His educational beliefs were informed less by theory than by a large-minded humanism.

    My hero: Janusz Korczak by Eva Hoffman

  • So you've got to -- you have to find ways to argue that in the end, being philanthropic, being large-minded, being compassionate is also, in an interdependent world, good economics.

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  • The 1968 allusion is not superficial: the images these girls are summoning, just as much as the van-smashers did, are pictures of revolution ? the real thing, in its romantic and large-minded soixante-huitard form.

    Student protests: the riot girls

  • In this way, religious believers who are accused of being closed-minded and small-minded, if not misguided souls, are actually more open-minded and large-minded because they are willing to admit, as Hamlet put it to Horatio, that "there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

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  • It is almost as large-minded and various as its outrageous creator, but will continue to be overshadowed by his legend.

    Pilgrim to Eros

  • But it is far outnumbered by very moving, thoughtful, large-minded commentary by Americans who understand our history and value our future.

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  • Surely the most important thing for Catholic bloggers is to emphasise things that are true and large-minded and wise and cheering and beautiful.

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  • We know that madame is too generous and too large-minded to be willing to be a burden on her children.

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  • If all those correspondents who disagree with me are as large-minded and tolerant as they claim to be, they'll obtain and read my books just to find out what message I communicate there.

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  • Not a conference of plastic folders and name-badges and self-importance, but a large-minded, friendly gathering, plenty of children joining us all for meals and spending the day in the lovely mountain-top park or in a room set aside for them with toys and with the most heavenly views in all directions....friendly Bishop opened the events with an excellent talk.

    auntie joanna writes

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