Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Intolerant of the beliefs and opinions of others; stubbornly unreceptive to new ideas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective not ready to receive new ideas.

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  • adjective Alternative form of close-minded.

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

  • adjective not ready to receive to new ideas

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Examples

  • But you are just another pea-brained GOP idiot, who probably actually misses the bull-headed, closed-minded style of GW Bush.

    Republican senator won't meet with Sotomayor

  • Instead of withholding judgment until the official opening, a cabal of closed-minded NY theater critics salivated over its presumed failure or, more precisely, the defeat of Julie Taymor.

    Harry Lennix: The Vilification of Julie Taymor

  • Yet your dim and closed-minded views fail to see that you are asking and wanting something that you might not want.

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

  • Way to blatantly show people how closed-minded you are.

    Republican senator won't meet with Sotomayor

  • It took her some time to convince those of us who—according to her—were more than a bit closed-minded when we began researching how to rebuild this facility.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • It's too bad you are so brainwashed and closed-minded.

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

  • Those not welcome: those who are dogmatic, self-satisfied, and closed-minded; screamers and shouters; the intolerant and divisive; cult-followers and character assassins; the small-minded and ill-informed; those who listen to radio ranters to have their prejudices confirmed; all who put their narrow or special interest ahead of the national interest; the humorless.

    Gary Hart: Party of Patriots

  • All this censorship stuff can EVER accomplish is to either make the younger generation as closed-minded as YOU, or — if they have any gumption at all — prompt them to rebel.

    Blocking the information highway

  • Those not welcome: those who are dogmatic, self-satisfied, and closed-minded; screamers and shouters; the intolerant and divisive; cult-followers and character assassins; the small-minded and ill-informed; those who listen to radio ranters to have their prejudices confirmed; all who put their narrow or special interest ahead of the national interest; the humorless.

    Gary Hart: Party of Patriots

  • Inhofe is an angry, bitter, closed-minded old man whose time is well past.

    Republican senator won't meet with Sotomayor

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