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    broad world outlook (expression)

    Hello.

    Can I say "I have a broad world outlook"? Does it make any sense? If it doesn't, I'll be happy to hear a natural expression.
    And one more question: I'm a miscellaneous person. Does it make any sense as well?

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    I am not sure about "broad world outlook." What do you mean exactly?

    I would not describe myself as "miscellaneous." "Miscellaneous" is usually used after people categorize things and are left with items that they can not easily categorize, so they lump them all together as "Misc." That is, rather than describing something, it is almost declaring that there is no good description.

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    I mean that I have a lot of interests and they are quite remote from each other (math and linguistics). My dictionary (Russian-English) says it's board-minded.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I mean that I have a lot of interests and they are quite remote from each other
    Is it correct to say "My interests are very diverse"── quoted from my Oxford dictionary.

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it correct to say "My interests are very diverse"── quoted from my Oxford dictionary.

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    Yes.

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I mean that I have a lot of interests and they are quite remote from each other (math and linguistics). My dictionary (Russian-English) says it's board-minded.
    That is not correct. I would say you have diverse interests, or a wide array of interests.

    Someone who is "broad minded" is open to new thoughts or to consider the arguments of others. "Narrow minded" is the opposite, someone who is set in their ideas and will not give any thought to new things or the opinions of others.

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    Then I can say: "I have a wide array of interests (or diverse interests). Do you have an adjective that means the same thing?
    Thanks.

    P.S I knew that it wasn't correct, that's why I'd never looked up words there except this time.
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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    Does "encompassing interests" work?

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Does "encompassing interests" work?
    No.

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    Re: broad world outlook (expression)

    "A broad spectrum of interests"── quoted from my Oxford dictionary again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I'd never looked up words there except this time.
    Why don't you look up words in dictionaries?

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