-minded [ maındəd ] suffix
1. ) used with some adjectives and adverbs to make adjectives describing the way someone thinks or their attitude to life:
a tough-minded woman
I'm not very technically minded.
2. ) used with many nouns to make adjectives meaning believing something is important or interesting:
Ella is very career-minded.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • minded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inclined to think in a particular way: liberal minded …   English terms dictionary

  • minded — [mīn′did] adj. 1. having a (specified kind of) mind: used in hyphenated compounds [high minded] 2. having a mind to; inclined; disposed …   English World dictionary

  • minded — index prone Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • minded — c.1500, having a mind (to do); having a mind (of a certain type), from MIND (Cf. mind) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -minded — [[t] ma͟ɪndɪd[/t]] 1) COMB in ADJ GRADED minded combines with adjectives to form words that describe someone s character, attitude, opinions, or intelligence. These are evil minded people... He is famous for his tough minded professionalism. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • minded — adjective 1 serious minded/evil minded etc having a particular attitude or way of thinking: a very serious minded girl who studies hard 2 safety minded/efficiency minded etc believing in the importance of safety etc: People need to be more safety …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • minded — mind|ed [ˈmaındıd] adj 1.) serious minded/evil minded etc having a particular attitude or way of thinking ▪ a very serious minded girl who studies hard ▪ a tough minded businessman 2.) be minded to do sth formal to want or intend to do something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • minded — adj. 1 (in comb.) a inclined to think in some specified way (mathematically minded; fair minded). b having a specified kind of mind (high minded). c interested in or enthusiastic about a specified thing (car minded). 2 (usu. foll. by to + infin.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • minded — [[t]ma͟ɪndɪd[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ, ADJ to inf, so ADJ If someone is minded to do something, they want or intend to do it. [FORMAL] The Home Office said at that time that it was minded to reject his application for political asylum... If the… …   English dictionary

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