Discussion in 'English Only' started by Fracrosby, Mar 26, 2006.
Can someone help me to understand what heavy-minded means?
I have never heard the term before, although "heavy" is often used to mean "sad." Maybe that's what it means.
Please help us by giving us at least a little bit of context.
Do you mean pre-occupied or bearing a weight on your mind?
A couple of hours after supper I got itchy feet. Irritable, restless and heavy minded I flopped out of bed and took a stroll through the quiet dimness of the evening ward
My first thought was that this would be something about:
‘Weighed down’ with sorrow or grief; sorrowful, sad, grieved, despondent.
But a quick look on the web found links where heavy-minded is used to describe rock enthusiasts who are into heavy metal.
I've also seen heavily minded in the sense T.D-K gave above. But I don't think it's correct. To me, "I'm heavily minded" suggests "I've got half-a-dozen of brawny blokes looking after my security"
Thanks a lot to everybody.
It is important to be light hearted, not light minded. To be heavy minded is to be considerate on an issue, study it, and thoroughly examine it. Hence, to be light minded means that one doesn't really care at all.
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