longminded

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From long +‎ minded. Compare Old English langmōd (patient, long-suffering, literally long-mood).

AdjectiveEdit

longminded (comparative more longminded, superlative most longminded)

  1. (rare, nonstandard) Patient; longanimous.
    • 1966, Staughton Lynd, Nonviolence in America:
      They are no more longminded than white people. They know there's not going to be a Negro sheriff. And therefore when they vote, they're going to vote for the less dangerous sheriff, who has to be a Democrat.

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Last modified on 28 September 2013, at 01:05