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Words used to describe someone who is open-minded

have/keep an open mind

to be willing to listen to other people’s opinions about someone or something

liberal

adjective

accepting different opinions and ways of behaving and tending to be sympathetic to other people

tolerant

adjective

willing to accept someone else’s beliefs, way of life etc without criticizing them, even if you disagree with them

open-minded

adjective

willing to consider new ideas

receptive

adjective

willing to listen or to consider suggestions

broad-minded

adjective

willing to accept many different types of behaviour and not easily shocked

adaptable

adjective

adaptable people can change their behaviour or ideas easily in order to deal with new situations

enterprising

adjective

willing to try or think of new ideas or methods

open

adjective

willing to consider many different possibilities

live and let live

used for saying that you should accept other people’s beliefs and way of life, even if they are very different from your own

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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