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Synonyms for close-minded

not tolerant of the beliefs or opinions of others, for example

Synonyms for close-minded

not ready to receive to new ideas

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Therefore, an expert can be more close-minded and less creative in thinking, since they are not open to new ideas or different viewpoints.
grew up in a close-minded and stupid environment, unable to learn anything at all," E.
Some who are very rule-driven tend to be close-minded because they "go by the book" and if it's not "in the book" they don't buy it.
Playing alongside a good metal or hardcore band is really fun; the only problem comes in when the audience is a meathead, racist, homophobic, or otherwise close-minded metal crowd.
Ask any industrialist or parent Ms Bullock, they will soon show you the problems with our current education system - it is usually close-minded teachers who think they are the only ones allowed to have an opinion.
The one was critically educated, the other close-minded, with a definite Bildungsdefizit; the one favoring modern industrial cities, the other backward country towns; the one reserving the private sphere for women, the other giving sway to women even in public roles; the one proud, free, propertied and male, the other advocating poverty, obedience, and celibacy while influencing women in the confessional against their husbands' wishes.
He highlights what he sees as the sometimes equally close-minded views expressed by Republican leaders such as Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge.
It becomes such a close-minded thing, ironically - he becomes so close-minded that he's not interested in any kind of dialogue or anything; there's too much at stake.
It isn't the close-minded attitude that has led to mechanicals being described as unethical and banned in certain states.
I feel that this close-minded parent way of thinking needs to stop.
I realize you may feel I'm a close-minded right-wing zealot not worth listening to.
They sounded close-minded and ignorant and set up an awkward division.
As a bonus, my mother, a subtle iconoclast in her own right, evolved towards vegetarianism on her own, and gradually became my fellow defender of vegetarianism against the close-minded remainder of the family.
Therefore, he must be close-minded, intolerant and even bigoted.
So Gibbons seems to have compounded a bad report by a close-minded reaction to criticism of it.