broad-mindedness broad-mindedness


  • (n) an inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior


  1. For all of the country's cheery broad-mindedness, many white Australians seem to have a blind spot about their black compatriots.
  2. We are broad-minded about our own broad-mindedness, but not about our neighbors'.
  3. Anyone who doubts the flexibility, not to say the stupefying broad-mindedness of bureaucracy, should consult the Internal Revenue Service's official taxpayers' guide.


  1. Mr. Hu praised the older man for handing him the chairmanship of the Central Military Commission, thus showing his "noble character, sterling integrity and broad-mindedness."
    on Sep 22, 2004 By: Hu Jintao Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "We were able to appreciate the depth of his knowledge, his broad-mindedness, his political vision, his humanity and his profound belief in the ability of the citizens of Iraq to overcome this difficult phase in the life of their nation,"...
    on May 17, 2004 By: Lakhdar Brahimi Source: Washington Post

  3. "I had the privilege of working with Mr Anton Rupert on the peace parks and was impressed by his broad-mindedness. He was certainly ahead of his times. He loved South Africa and was deeply committed to the empowerment of its people. We will...
    on Jan 19, 2006 By: Cyril Ramaphosa Source: Mail & Guardian Online

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