Definitions

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

  • adjective Characterized by elevated ideals or conduct; noble.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to an elevated mind; having or resulting from high principle; honorable; magnanimous: as, a high-minded ruler; a high-minded act.
  • Proud; arrogant: as, high-minded confidence.
  • Synonyms 1. Honorable, noble, generous, lofty, chivalrous, high-toned.

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

  • adjective obsolete Proud; arrogant.
  • adjective Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; -- opposed to mean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Given to idealism.
  • adjective Refined, cultured, particularly civilized.

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

  • adjective of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

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Examples

  • She was referring to the high-minded dreams of young women who had come of age in a time when people walked on the moon, joined the Peace Corps, led the civil rights movement.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • She was referring to the high-minded dreams of young women who had come of age in a time when people walked on the moon, joined the Peace Corps, led the civil rights movement.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • She was referring to the high-minded dreams of young women who had come of age in a time when people walked on the moon, joined the Peace Corps, led the civil rights movement.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • She was referring to the high-minded dreams of young women who had come of age in a time when people walked on the moon, joined the Peace Corps, led the civil rights movement.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • One former Penn State professor called his high-minded words on academics a farce.

    News

  • One former Penn State professor called his high-minded words on academics a farce, and a former administrator said players often got special treatment.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • One former Penn State professor called his high-minded words on academics a farce, and a former administrator said players often got special treatment.

    The Seattle Times

  • One former Penn State professor called his high-minded words on academics a farce.

    News

  • One former Penn State professor called his high-minded words on academics a farce, and a former administrator said players often got special treatment.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • One former Penn State professor called his high-minded words on academics a farce, and a former administrator said players often got special treatment.

    The Seattle Times

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