-minded


-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) COMB in ADJ-GRADED -minded combines with adverbs to form adjectives that indicate that someone is interested in a particular subject or is able to think in a particular way.

I am not an academically-minded person...

He was not mechanically-minded.

3) COMB in ADJ-GRADED -minded combines with nouns to form adjectives that indicate that someone thinks a particular thing is important or cares a lot about it.

He is seen as more business-minded than his predecessor...

We weren't career-minded like girls are today.

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English dictionary. 2008.