from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or characterized by tolerant or liberal views.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by breadth of view and freedom from bigotry; liberal and unprejudiced: as, a broad-minded man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective incapable of being shocked. Opposite of shockable.
  • adjective inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from one's own. Opposite of narrow-minded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having an open mind; tolerant of diversity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
  • adjective incapable of being shocked


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