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high-minded (adj.)

c. 1500, "arrogant;" 1550s, "morally lofty, resulting from high principles," from high (adj.) + -minded. Related: High-mindedness.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of high-minded from WordNet

high-minded (adj.)
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks;
Synonyms: exalted / elevated / sublime / grand / high-flown / lofty / rarefied / rarified / idealistic / noble-minded
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