elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued
Syn: ↑idealism, ↑noble-mindedness
Derivationally related forms: ↑noble-minded (for: ↑noble-mindedness), ↑idealistic (for: ↑idealism), ↑idealist (for: ↑idealism), ↑high-minded
Hypernyms: ↑nobility, ↑nobleness, ↑magnanimousness, ↑grandeur

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  • High-mindedness — High mind ed*ness, n. The quality of being highminded; nobleness; magnanimity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-mindedness — index honesty, integrity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • high-mindedness — high mind·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • high-mindedness — noun see high minded …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high-mindedness — See high mindedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • high-mindedness — noun The characteristic of being high minded …   Wiktionary

  • high-minded — adj having very high moral standards or principles ▪ a high minded sermon on charity >high mindedly adv >high mindedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-minded — c.1500, arrogant; 1550s, morally lofty, from HIGH (Cf. high) (adj.) + MINDED (Cf. minded). Related: High mindedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • high-minded — [hī′mīn′did] adj. 1. Obs. haughty; proud; arrogant 2. having or showing high ideals, principles, etc. high mindedly adv. high mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • high-minded — high mindedly, adv. high mindedness, n. /huy muyn did/, adj. having or showing high, exalted principles or feelings. [1495 1505] Syn. principled, honest, fair, ethical, idealistic, scrupulous. See noble. * * * …   Universalium

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