Definition of Broad-mindedness

1. Noun. An inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior.

Generic synonyms: Tolerance
Derivative terms: Broad-minded, Broad-minded
Antonyms: Narrow-mindedness

Definition of Broad-mindedness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being broad-minded. ¹

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broad-mindedness (current term)
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Literary usage of Broad-mindedness

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1. Jews in Many Lands by Elkan Nathan Adler (1905)
"A VISIT TO THE KOWNO RAV Kowno — An Illegal Assembly — Table Talk—Spector's Responsa — His broad-mindedness. KOWNO ONE hot Thursday morning in August, 1889, ..."

2. The Christian Science Journal by Mary Baker Eddy (1912)
"This kind of broad-mindedness readily becomes hospitable to everything that knocks at its door, and ultimately makes room for a veritable potpourri of ..."

3. Hellenic History by George Willis Botsford (1922)
"broad-mindedness. Another great quality of Herodotus is his broad-mindedness, to which his cosmopolitan birthplace and extensive travels contributed. ..."

4. History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria by Gaston Maspero (1904)
"If carried to its logical conclusion, such a cosmopolitan broad-mindedness, such a cross-fertilisation of intellectual products, must give rise to the ..."

5. Psychology for Normal Schools by Lawrence Augustus Averill (1921)
"Who knows what broad-mindedness is? What the world needs to-day is finer conceptions ... Where is that broad-mindedness, based upon clear thinking and nice ..."

6. The Epistles of St. John by Charles Gore (1920)
"This is called charity, or appreciative sympathy, or tolerance, or broad-mindedness. But we know enough of ourselves to know the fatal result of such ..."

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