Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or characterized by tolerant or liberal views.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an open mind; tolerant of diversity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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Examples

  • Now a testament to the broad-minded nature of today's canvas-dwelling youth or evidence of the deep divides that separate music fans, the event compiles performers into day-by-day categories: hard rockers, tried and tested indie heavyweights and People's Choice favourites, bills which alternate between Reading and its sister venture in West Yorkshire.

    This week's new live music

  • Compared to more orthodox Church officials they were very broad-minded about what they sought for their libraries – classic pagan Greek and Latin literature were included as enthusiastically as scripture and related Christian texts.

    Saints, censors and satire

  • This is why it is that, when others boast of national achievement, the American just points to the flag and bluntly says to all the world, 'Match this if you can, the peerless story of human freedom, of intellectual progress, of great-hearted, broad-minded development told in the mystic wedlock of the Stars and Stripes.'

    Little-Known Gold From the Gilded Age

  • He seemed generous, broad-minded, and, for a sailor, very much of a man of the world.

    CHAPTER X

  • "The Valley of the Moon" has been called the most broad-minded and well-balanced story he has ever written.

    JACK LONDON AND HIS WORK

  • Since Fancy liked “all that Depression-era crap,” normally she would have been glad to see Kit being so broad-minded, but she was still upset over how Kit had behaved with the Turners yesterday.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • “How broad-minded of you,” he said, his voice acidic.

    Raziel

  • Pretty broad-minded view of the greatest nation on earth ya got there.

    Think Progress » Limbaugh’s ‘Cheap And Disingenuous’ Call For People To Jam Congressional Phonelines

  • Shamsie's attempt to explain political upheaval through interlocking lives is broad-minded, clear-sighted, even valiant.

    Burnt Shadows: Summary and book reviews of Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie.

  • But both stories do show the power in remaining broad-minded enough to acknowledge the truth in an opponent's narrative, thereby freeing the opponent to acknowledge the truth in yours.

    Ben Brandzel: Rally to Restore Satyagraha?

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  • JM has discovered that in a broad-minded society, the policy is to police yourself.

    August 26, 2011