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Definition of "high-mindedness" [high•-mind•ed•ness]

  • The characteristic of being high-minded. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "high-mindedness" in a sentence
  • "In a telling example of incompetence masquerading as high-mindedness, Donilon led the charge in challenging whether it was possible to work with Hamid Karzai."
  • "All that red, white and blue packaging, all that faux-Copland theme music, all that moderator gravitas - they're just cues to prompt our civic high-mindedness, enabling us to pretend we're doing something more consequential than enjoying an infotainment freakshow."
  • "It was a reaction to "the triumph of nothingness", the modernist architecture which had, by the 1960s, become the official style of the establishment in both capitalist and socialist countries, a dogmatic, high church willing to compromise with business, which reached a new low when Walter Gropius, the high priest of modernist high-mindedness, designed the Playboy Club in London."