from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having many faculties; versatile; many-sided.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having many successive states of mind in regard to some matter, but unable to come to a decision about them; lacking in decision; vacillating.


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  • First of all, yes, indeed, the "many-minded" comment which must have been in the van on the way back ...

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2009 – April – 26

  • First of all, yes, indeed, the “many-minded” comment which must have been in the van on the way back from the bookfair was a reference to that FLL thread, which I think we talked about explicitly.

    Open thread on: localism, decentralism, anarchism, thick conceptions of libertarianism, and the U.S. Constitution

  • But whenever Nabokov's many-minded masterwork rubs up against big money and mass audiences things get weird.

    Waiting For Humbert

  • He's a tough-minded, many-minded man: a historian, a critic and a social and political observer, as well as a Christian apologist.


  • The presidential message has met, as might have been anticipated, with a very varied reception from the great political parties, from the many-minded press, and from what may be designated the non-partisan or politically colorless section of the American people.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886. The Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 2, February, 1886.

  • In fact, you are "a many-minded, many-bodied" man -- a collection of mental and physical _parts_, a composite man rather than a man unit.

    Certain Success

  • From the rat-infested slums, from the hot shadows and the mazy back-bazaars, from temples, store-houses, shops, and from the sin-steeped underworld, there screamed and surged and swept the many-graded, many-minded polyglot rebellion-spume.

    Told in the East

  • HEMMED in amid the stifling stench and babel of the caravansary, secluded by the very denseness of the many-minded swarm, five other Rajputs and Mahommed Gunga - all six, according to their turbans, followers of Islam - discussed matters that appeared to bring them little satisfaction.

    Rung Ho

  • This marvelous drug, often called Nepenthe from one of its attributes, has naturally aroused much curiosity among the many-minded readers of

    Homer's Odyssey A Commentary

  • To have nine souls is to be too 'many-minded' -- without fixed purpose; to have only one soul is to lack quick intelligence.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series


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