from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a narrow or selfish attitude.
- adj. Characterized by pettiness or selfishness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Selfish, petty, constrained in thought, limited in scope of consideration.
- adj. Not interested in (or capable of) thinking about the big picture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. contemptibly narrow in outlook
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Now that the campaign surge of Pennsylvania's "favorite son," Rick Santorum, keeper of public "morality," has turned media attention to the culture wars, it behooves us to consider what kind of social devastation small-minded culture warriors can precipitate in America.
For many, fantasy is typified by The Lord of the Rings; Miéville worked up a righteous fury against Tolkien's "cod-Wagnerian pomposity, his small-minded and reactionary love for hierarchical status-quos", calling him "the wen on the arse of fantasy literature" and setting out to "lance the boil".
Are our lives so small that this is who we become in our darkened dens, computer screens glowing, as we read about people we perceive to be more glamorous, with more privilege or power, more opportunity, that we must make ourselves feel better about ourselves by posting insipid, mean and small-minded comments on a website?
Other people being small-minded or jealous will want to keep me from this goal and will try to constrain me within their limiting rules, or smother me with their negativity.
By the same types of small-minded twerps that now populate the Republican Party. he was defending one of thiers Ralph.
By the same types of small-minded twerps that now populate the Republican Party.
Look at the comments of the small-minded simpletons who cheer her on because of her looks or her religious cult.
I am sorry, but the small-minded, hateful efforts to stop any reform are just stupid politics.
GOP right-wingers can't stop her confirmation, so why be so small-minded and hypocritical?
In today's climate of personally vituperative political discourse -- often as small-minded as it is intemperate -- it's worthwhile recalling a very different kind of exchange between Dunne and a leading politician of that earlier time.
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