Definition of minded in US English:



  • 1in combination or with submodifier Inclined to think in a particular way.

    ‘liberal-minded scholars’
    ‘I'm not scientifically minded’
    • ‘I must have been around 12 years old when my liberal minded parents handed me over the fundamentalist Christians.’
    • ‘So have two paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby, ordered directly from the scientifically minded midlands artist's studio.’
    • ‘Economically minded and a visionary, he was looking for something that would give the community an economic boost.’
    • ‘In the American sub-culture of scientifically minded people, Darwin has become a symbol of reason, scientific inquiry, and - yes - evolution.’
    • ‘He has employed another more commercially minded architect, David Childs, to work with Libeskind and bash the plans into shape.’
    • ‘In Taiwan, he fell in with a group of creatively minded people, one of whom asked him to film an ethnomusicological documentary he was making.’
    • ‘Championship will bring its own pressures, and for even the most liberal minded teams and managers, whatever needs to be done to win will be done.’
    • ‘There is always one who is far less commercially minded than the other, forever wanting to decorate their investment, or personalise it.’
    • ‘There's no easy way fully to understand the mental processes of a dreamy minded kid, though, especially one who was of poetic leanings.’
    • ‘A great bonus for all teams would be the addition of strappers and/or medically minded persons for the purpose of treating injuries on game days.’
    • ‘That's what I'm looking for: a liberal minded centrist.’
    • ‘Commercially minded subcontractors were hiring quantity surveyors to review payments from main contractors.’
    • ‘It marks the coming together of an increasingly internationally minded avant-garde theatre scene.’
    • ‘How, then, should a scientifically minded investigator assess her testimony in contrast to Mom's account of events?’
    • ‘They are the thinkers, the overachievers, the rational, problem solving, liberal minded, intellectual elite.’
    • ‘For the technically minded, they are indulging in metonymy; they confuse the map and the territory, the name and the object, and the man with his office.’
    • ‘This arrangement was not received with cries of joy from my very conventionally minded parents, understandably perhaps, as I was their only daughter.’
    • ‘Hall's view that scientifically minded girls thrive in single-sex classes is confirmed by women scientists.’
    • ‘Especially students in a school like Las Vegas Academy, which is designed to accommodate more creative, artistically minded students.’
    • ‘Lots of plastic miniatures add to the fun and while there are plenty of dice to be rolled there's enough strategy to keep the more serious minded gamer interested.’
    willing, prepared, pleased, inclined, agreeable, disposed, predisposed, of a mind, in the mood, apt, prone, given, likely
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    1. 1.1in combination Interested in or enthusiastic about the thing specified.
      ‘conservation-minded citizens’