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high-mindedness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being high-minded.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being highminded; nobleness; magnanimity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being high-minded.

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

  • n. elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued

Etymologies

high-minded +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a telling example of incompetence masquerading as high-mindedness, Donilon led the charge in challenging whether it was possible to work with Hamid Karzai.

    Stephen Yates and Christian Whiton: Obama's Mini-Me

  • All that red, white and blue packaging, all that faux-Copland theme music, all that moderator gravitas - they're just cues to prompt our civic high-mindedness, enabling us to pretend we're doing something more consequential than enjoying an infotainment freakshow.

    Marty Kaplan: Keeping Up With the Kandidates

  • It was a reaction to "the triumph of nothingness", the modernist architecture which had, by the 1960s, become the official style of the establishment in both capitalist and socialist countries, a dogmatic, high church willing to compromise with business, which reached a new low when Walter Gropius, the high priest of modernist high-mindedness, designed the Playboy Club in London.

    PoMo power: the return of postmodernism

  • But I think Daschle has long proved himself an inept hack good at nothing but projecting an image of high-mindedness.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Daschle Problem

  • Indeed, Estrada appears to be almost obsessed with playing out his high-mindedness at the cost of a more broadly and responsibly considered review (of Kagan).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Miguel Estrada Writes in Support of Elena Kagan’s Confirmation

  • Over the last 235 years we have seen American utopianism and spiritual high-mindedness replaced by a culture of overeating, overspending, and over-wanting.

    Arthur Rosenfeld: Deeper Lessons of the Debt Crisis

  • In addition to the high-mindedness, he also knows searching for ET can be popular, can engage the public if done with the right pizzazz.

    First Contact

  • I had never been in the presence of such high-mindedness before.

    Queens-Born Poet Returns

  • David Brooks, ever flailing to dress up his own loyalties to a sick political movement in the language of "character" and intellectual high-mindedness, has written a truly extraordinary column today -- The Tree of Failure -- to explain the lack of political civility in America today.

    Jonathan Weiler: David Brooks' Extraordinary Blindspot

  • Even a kind of literary high-mindedness has developed around this new dialect.

    Claire Gordon: Txtspk 4eva

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