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[oh-puh n-mahyn-did] /ˈoʊ pənˈmaɪn dɪd/

having or showing a mind receptive to new ideas or arguments.
unprejudiced; unbigoted; impartial.
having a mind receptive to new ideas, arguments, etc; unprejudiced

also openminded, open minded, 1828, first recorded in Carlyle; from open (adj.) + minded. Figurative use of open (adj.) with reference to hearts, hands, etc. is from early 15c. Related: Open-mindedly; open-mindedness.


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