high-mindedness high-mindedness

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But, given the Byzantine nature of Lebanese politics, there may have been more going on than high-mindedness.
  2. There was an unavoidable economic fact underlying this high-mindedness.

Quotes

  1. On March 9, 1999, during his first visit to Europe, Khatami told the Italian parliament: "Tolerance and exchange of views are the fruits of cultural richness, creativity, high-mindedness and harmony. One must recognise this opportunity."
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Mohammad Khatami Source: The Australian

  2. "I would defend to the death the media's right to talk about the private lives of semi-public figures; what disgusts me is the pretence of high-mindedness," says Matthew Parris in the Times. "This sad and silly story is not about .........
    on May 2, 2007 By: Matthew Parris Source: guardian.co.uk

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