Definition of small-mindedness in English:

small-mindedness

noun

  • See small-minded

    • ‘The players here may be more ‘decent’, may be older and more female, but the small-mindedness and pettiness is the same.’
    • ‘This kind of small-mindedness and intolerance is what keeps people like the two of you from learning anything.’
    • ‘I went to collect my ordered cocktail patties this evening and was faced again with the ignorance and small-mindedness that permeates the society.’
    • ‘As one who has gorged himself on Mencken, I can sympathize with the biographers who rushed in to appraise Mencken's life and then turned away, disgusted by his cruelty, small-mindedness, and transparent bigotry.’
    • ‘Their bitterness is based on envy and small-mindedness.’

Pronunciation

small-mindedness

/ˌsmɔːlˈmʌɪndɪdnəs/