When someone is blinkered, they're narrow-minded, or have a limited understanding. Your brother is blinkered by his belief that only boys should belong to his secret club.

The adjective blinkered describes anyone who lacks the ability to include different viewpoints and experiences in their own understanding of the world. Your might think your grandfather wouldn't make a good president because, despite being a nice guy, he's blinkered by his old-fashioned opinions. This figurative meaning comes from the blinkers or "blinders" worn by horses that force them to focus only on the path in front of them.

Definitions of blinkered
  1. adjective
    lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
    synonyms: narrow, narrow-minded
    close-minded, closed-minded
    not ready to receive to new ideas
    dogmatic, dogmatical
    characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
    illiberal, intolerant
    narrow-minded about cherished opinions
    opinionated, opinionative, self-opinionated
    obstinate in your opinions
    petty, small-minded
    contemptibly narrow in outlook
    not wide
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    inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
    broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant
    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
    comprehensive or broad-minded in tastes or interests; free from provincial prejudices or attachments
    free-thinking, latitudinarian, undogmatic, undogmatical
    unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)
    ready to entertain new ideas
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