Definition of broad-minded in English:

broad-minded

adjective

  • Tolerant or liberal in one's views and reactions; not easily offended.

    ‘a broad-minded approach to religion’
    • ‘I'd like to think the community of Otley and Yeadon is far more broad-minded and tolerant than that.’
    • ‘On the contrary, he was humane, broad-minded, and liberal.’
    • ‘Underpinning the drive to self-government was a self-confident, broad-minded, radical and internationalist perspective best embodied for many by Hamish Henderson.’
    • ‘On a similar theme, I quoted from Roger Scruton's ‘On Hunting’ a few days ago - not as broad-minded as it may have seemed, because I am anti-anti-hunting.’
    • ‘Being open, broad-minded and liberal can sometimes involve difficult decisions and being selfless against human nature - not at all the path of least resistance.’
    • ‘With the assistance of four broad-minded citizens of France, Dunant was able to lay the foundation to start ‘The Red Cross' Movement.’
    • ‘Using as his main source Philip II's own words, Kamen paints a picture of Philip as a broad-minded ruler with moderate political views who tolerated both religious and intellectual dissidents.’
    • ‘Although this is a family newspaper, I feel the readers are broad-minded enough to make their own judgment as to its suitability.’
    • ‘True upper-class ladies are low-keyed, cultured and broad-minded.’
    • ‘It's allowed me to be broad-minded and open to all combinations of flavours,’ said Peter.’
    • ‘Boredom, lack of affordable recreational pursuits, poor incomes, absence of jobs thanks to militant trade unionism and lack of a broad-minded culture are some of the factors that put us on the road to alcoholism.’
    • ‘In the letter I wrote back, I said, ‘Yeah, they are good parents, but that's because they're very open and broad-minded and they've taught me to be like that.’’
    • ‘These traits indicate someone who is more tolerant and broad-minded.’
    • ‘Perhaps more important is how much we have to gain if we approach problems with the same broad-minded and interdisciplinary attitude that the Greeks themselves displayed.’
    • ‘But that doesn't mean the nicest, most broad-minded editor can't give folks the impression that it's OK to just like one genre of music.’
    • ‘However, he maintained a lifelong interest in the game and while a firm and committed Garrymore supporter, he was very broad-minded and recognised and appreciated the good players in all the clubs.’
    • ‘I really appreciate his sense of reverence and broad-minded tolerance for various religions.’
    • ‘Now I'm a broad-minded fellow, but one sickening perversion we must not tolerate is the insertion of an apostrophe into the possessive 'its'.’
    • ‘However, we've found that people in Swindon are receptive to new ideas and are broad-minded about art.’
    • ‘Legend is the title of the one reggae album that every broad-minded progressive is guaranteed to have in their record collection.’
    liberal, tolerant, open-minded, forbearing, indulgent, receptive, progressive, freethinking, permissive, libertarian, unshockable
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Pronunciation

broad-minded

/brɔːdˈmʌɪndɪd/