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A month mind

  • . (a) A strong or abnormal desire . Obs. Shak. (b) A celebration made in remembrance of a deceased person a month after death. Strype.
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A year's mind

  • (Eccl.), a commemoration of a deceased person, as by a Mass, a year after his death. Cf. A month's mind, under Month.
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able-minded

A`ble-mind"ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having much intellectual power. -- A`ble-mind"ed*ness, n.
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absent-minded

Ab`sent-mind"ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied. -- Ab`sent-mind"ed*ness, n. -- Ab`sent-mind"ed*ly, adv.
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alike-minded

A*like"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Like-minded. Obs.
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bear in mind

  • verb keep in mind
    mind.
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bloody-minded

  • adjective satellite stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
    cantankerous.
    • unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
  • adjective satellite marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
    bloodthirsty; sanguinary.
    • bloody-minded tyrants
    • bloodthirsty yells
    • went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson
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Blood"y-mind"ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; bloodthirsty. Dryden.
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broad-minded

  • adjective incapable of being shocked
    unshockable.
    • he was warmhearted, sensible and unshockable
  • adjective inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
    • a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed
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carnal-minded

Car"nal-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Worldly-minded.
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change of mind

  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    turnaround; flip-flop; reversal; turnabout.
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close-minded

  • adjective satellite not ready to receive to new ideas
    close-minded.
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closed-minded

  • adjective satellite not ready to receive to new ideas
    close-minded.
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come to mind

  • verb be remembered
    come to mind.
    • His name comes to mind when you mention the strike
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dirty-minded

  • adjective satellite having lewd thoughts
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earthly-minded

Earth"ly-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a mind devoted to earthly things; worldly-minded; -- opposed to spiritual-minded. -- Earth"ly-mind`ed*ness, n.
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evil-minded

  • adjective satellite having evil thoughts or intentions
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E"vil-mind`ed adjective
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  1. Having evil dispositions or intentions; disposed to mischief or sin; malicious; malignant; wicked. -- E"vil-mind`ed*ness, n.
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fair-minded

  • adjective satellite of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced
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Fair"-mind`ed adjective
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  1. Unprejudiced; just; judicial; honest. -- Fair"*mind`ed*ness, n.
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feeble-minded

Fee"ble-mind"ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacilating; imbecile. "comfort the feeble-minded." 1 Thess. v. 14. -- Fee"ble-mind"ed*ness, n.
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frame of mind

  • noun a temporary psychological state
    frame of mind.
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free-minded

Free"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Not perplexed; having a mind free from care. Bacon.
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have in mind

  • verb intend to refer to
    think of; mean.
    • I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France
    • Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!
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high-minded

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
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High"-mind"ed adjective
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  1. Proud; arrogant. Obs.
    Be not high-minded, but fear. Rom. xi. 20.
  2. Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; -- opposed to mean.
    High-minded, manly recognition of those truths. A. Norton.
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ill-minded

Ill"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Ill-disposed. Byron.
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in her right mind

  • adjective satellite behaving responsibly
    in her right mind; in his right mind.
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in his right mind

  • adjective satellite behaving responsibly
    in her right mind; in his right mind.
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in their right minds

  • adjective satellite behaving responsibly
    in her right mind; in his right mind.
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large-minded

  • adjective satellite showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
    broad; liberal; tolerant.
    • a broad political stance
    • generous and broad sympathies
    • a liberal newspaper
    • tolerant of his opponent's opinions
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light-minded

  • adjective satellite showing inappropriate levity
    flippant.
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Light"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate. -- Light"-mind`ed*ness, n.
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like-minded

  • adjective satellite of the same turn of mind
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Like"-mind`ed adjective
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  1. Having a like disposition or purpose; of the same mind. Tillotson.
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low-minded

Low"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Inclined in mind to low or unworthy things; showing a base mind.
    Low-minded and immoral. Macaulay.
    All old religious jealousies were condemned as low-minded infirmities. Bancroft.
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make up one's mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
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many-minded

Ma"ny-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having many faculties; versatile; many-sided.
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meeting of minds

  • noun a state of cooperation
    concurrence.
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mind game

  • noun any game designed to exercise the intellect
  • noun deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage)
    • football players try to play mind games with the opposition
    • the jeweler's mind game is to convince lovers that the size of a gemstone reflects the depth of their feelings
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mind reader

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mental telepathist; telepathist; thought-reader.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    telepathist; thought-reader.
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mind's eye

  • noun the imaging of remembered or invented scenes
    • I could see her clearly in my mind's eye
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mind-altering

  • adjective satellite producing mood changes or distorted perception
    • hallucinogenic drugs are mind-altering substances
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mind-altering drug

  • noun a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
    consciousness-altering drug; psychoactive drug; psychoactive substance.
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mind-bending

  • adjective satellite intensely affecting the mind especially in producing hallucinations
    mind-bending.
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mind-blowing

  • adjective satellite intensely affecting the mind especially in producing hallucinations
    mind-bending.
  • adjective satellite intensely affecting the mind or emotions
    • spending a week in the jungle was a mind-blowing experience
    • a mind-blowing horror story
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mind-boggling

  • adjective satellite intellectually or emotionally overwhelming
    • a mind-boggling display
    • a mind-boggling puzzle
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mind-expanding

  • adjective satellite (of hallucinogenic drugs) giving a sense of heightened or broader awareness
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mind-set

  • noun a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
    outlook; mentality; mindset.
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motley-minded

Mot"ley-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a mind of a jester; foolish. Shak.
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narrow-minded

  • adjective capable of being shocked
    shockable.
  • adjective lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
    narrow.
    • a brilliant but narrow-minded judge
    • narrow opinions
  • adjective satellite rigidly adhering to a particular sect or its doctrines
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Nar"row-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Of narrow mental scope; illiberal; mean. -- Nar"row-mind`ed*ness, n.
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Never mind

  • do not regard it; it is of no consequence; no matter.
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noble-minded

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
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No"ble-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a noble mind; honorable; magnanimous. -- No"ble-mind`ed*ness, n.
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of sound mind

  • adjective satellite of sound mind, memory, and understanding; in law, competent to go to trial
    compos mentis.
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of unsound mind

  • adjective satellite not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial
    non compos mentis.
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open-minded

  • adjective satellite ready to entertain new ideas
    • an open-minded curiosity
    • open-minded impartiality
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Out of mind

  • not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit of memory; as, time out of mind.
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peace of mind

  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; repose; serenity; heartsease.
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Presence of mind

  • noun self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency
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  • that state of the mind in which all its faculties are alert, prompt, and acting harmoniously in obedience to the will, enabling one to reach, as it were spontaneously or by intuition, just conclusions in sudden emergencies.
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public-minded

Pub"lic-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Public-spirited. -- Pub"lic-mind`ed*ness, n.
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reform-minded

  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reformist; progressive.
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right-minded

  • adjective satellite disposed toward or having views based on what is right
    • respect for law which every right-minded citizen ought to have"- Bertrand Russell
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Right"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a right or honest mind. -- Right"-mind`ed*ness, n.
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serious-minded

  • adjective satellite acting with or showing thought and good sense
    thoughtful.
    • a sensible young man
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simple-minded

  • adjective satellite lacking subtlety and insight
    • a simple-minded argument
  • adjective satellite lacking mental capacity and subtlety
    simple; dim-witted.
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Sim"ple-mind`ed adjective
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  1. Artless; guileless; simple-hearted; undesigning; unsuspecting; devoid of duplicity. Blackstone. -- Sim"ple-mind`ed*ness, n.
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single-minded

  • adjective satellite determined
    resolved.
    • she was firmly resolved to be a doctor
    • single-minded in his determination to stop smoking
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Sin"gle-mind"ed adjective
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  1. Having a single purpose; hence, artless; guileless; single-hearted.
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slip one's mind

  • verb pass out of one's memory
    slip.
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small-minded

  • adjective satellite contemptibly narrow in outlook
    petty.
    • petty little comments
    • disgusted with their small-minded pettiness
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sober-minded

So"ber-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a disposition or temper habitually sober. -- So"ber-mind`ed*ness, n.
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spiritual-minded

Spir"it*u*al-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the mind set on spiritual things, or filled with holy desires and affections. -- Spir"it*u*al-mind`ed*ness, n.
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spring to mind

  • verb be remembered
    come to mind.
    • His name comes to mind when you mention the strike
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state of mind

  • noun a temporary psychological state
    frame of mind.
  • noun the state of a person's cognitive processes
    cognitive state.
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strong-minded

  • adjective satellite having a determined will
    strong-willed.
  • adjective satellite marked by vigorous independence of thought and judgment
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Strong"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a vigorous mind; esp., having or affecting masculine qualities of mind; -- said of women. -- Strong"-mind`ed*ness, n.
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subconscious mind

  • noun psychic activity just below the level of awareness
    subconscious.
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Time immemorial, ∨ Time out of mind

  • . (Eng. Law) See under Immemorial.
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time out of mind

  • noun the distant past beyond memory
    time immemorial.
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To bear in mind

  • to remember.
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To call to mind

  • to recollect; to revive in memory.
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To give a piece of one's mind to

  • to speak plainly, bluntly, or severely to (another). Tackeray.
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To have a mindgreat mind

  • to be inclined or strongly inclined in purpose; used with an infinitive. "Sir Roger de Coverly... told me that he had a great mind to see the new tragedy with me." Addison.
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To lose one's mind

  • to become insane, or imbecile.
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To make up one's mind

  • to reach a mental determination; to resolve.
  • to come to an opinion or decision; to determine.
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To mind one's chances

  • to take advantage of every circumstance; to seize every opportunity.
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To put in mind

  • to remind. "Regard us simply as putting you in mind of what you already know to be good policy." Jowett (Thucyd. ).
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To turn in the mind

  • to revolve, ponder, or meditate upon; with about, over, etc. " Turn these ideas about in your mind." I. Watts.
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tough-minded

  • adjective satellite facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination
    unsentimental.
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unconscious mind

  • noun that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
    unconscious.
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weak-minded

Weak"-mind`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a weak mind, either naturally or by reason of disease; feebleminded; foolish; idiotic. -- Weak"-mind`ed*ness, n.
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wooly-minded

  • adjective satellite confused and vague; used especially of thinking
    wooly; muddled; muzzy; addled; woolly; befuddled; woolly-headed.
    • muddleheaded ideas
    • your addled little brain
    • woolly thinking
    • woolly-headed ideas
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worldly-minded

  • adjective satellite marked by materialism
    mercenary; materialistic.
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World"ly-mind`ed adjective
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  1. Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world's goods, to the exclusion of piety and attention to spiritual concerns. -- World"ly*mind`ed*ness, n.
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