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narrow-minded

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Definition intolerant of different beliefs; or lacking breadth of view
  • ignorant and narrow minded
narrow minded = intolerant of different beliefs; or lacking breadth of view
  • a brilliant but narrow-minded judge
  • Do you think I am narrow-minded?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • narrow-minded = intolerant of different beliefs; or lacking breadth of view
  • People are so narrow-minded.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • narrow-minded = intolerant of different beliefs
  • He blushed for the narrow-minded counsel which he was obliged to expose.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Nobody was narrow-minded enough to rake up against her the half-forgotten facts of her father's past and her own origin.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Haven't the ignorant, narrow-minded curs reviled me as an enemy of the people?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • And you, you are a pompous, narrow-minded old—
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He knew as well as she did that they were making fun of his spats and he was filled with bitterness at the narrow-mindedness of Williamsburg.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • After all, some of these fellows are so darn cautious and narrow-minded that they're prejudiced against a fellow that talks right out in meeting."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Other possibilities had been in him, possibilities sacrificed, one by one, to Zeena's narrow-mindedness and ignorance.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • These narrow-minded reactionaries are still fighting us.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • To Yurii Andreievich this gloomy and unsociable giant, soulless and narrow-minded, seemed subnormal, almost a degenerate.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I know that sounds really narrow-minded, but I don't.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • When I open a book, the words sort themselves into narrow-minded single file on the page; the mirror-image poems erase themselves half-formed in my mind.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Not that Heath was hateful or anything like that, but he was a typical teenage Okie boy, which tended to mean narrow-minded homophobe.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • And whereas their offspring are narrow-minded, if cunning, Lethrblaka have all the intelligence of a dragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She felt completely justified in deceiving her aunt and uncle; they were narrow-minded and mistaken.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Forget on narrow-minded earth The Mighty Yawn that gave you birth.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Just because you're so narrow-minded you need to have everything shoved under your nose before you —'
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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