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Synonyms for broken
ˈbroʊ kənbro·ken

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. broken

    Synonyms:
    crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, woful, wretched

    Antonyms:
    favored, fortunate, happy, lucky, prospered, prosperous, successful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brokenadjective

    physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split

    "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    unimpaired, solid, concentrated, kept, proud, perfect, preserved, organized, unbroken, complete, uninterrupted, wild, smooth, undamaged, untamed

  2. brokenadjective

    not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly

    "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    untamed, unbroken, preserved, concentrated, organized, solid, wild, uninterrupted, proud, kept, perfect, smooth, undamaged, complete, unimpaired

  3. broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, lowadjective

    subdued or brought low in condition or status

    "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, small, downcast, rugged, impoverished, scummy, broken in, mortified, modest, unkept, scurvy, humbled, low-down, miserable, lowly, low, disordered, down in the mouth, blue, humble, wiped out(p), downhearted, grim, low-toned, low-pitched, depleted, crushed, upset, abject, gloomy, embarrassed, depressed, busted, confused, low-spirited, humiliated

    Antonyms:
    untamed, concentrated, organized, perfect, unbroken, unimpaired, kept, uninterrupted, preserved, solid, undamaged, proud, wild, complete, smooth

  4. broken, unkeptadjective

    (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded

    "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, perfect, unbroken, wild, solid, complete, organized, proud, unimpaired, smooth, undamaged, uninterrupted, preserved, kept, untamed

  5. broken, broken inadjective

    tamed or trained to obey

    "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    solid, proud, wild, uninterrupted, smooth, preserved, undamaged, organized, unimpaired, kept, perfect, unbroken, complete, untamed, concentrated

  6. broken, ruggedadjective

    topographically very uneven

    "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, tough, furrowed, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    untamed, uninterrupted, wild, preserved, organized, unbroken, solid, concentrated, unimpaired, smooth, kept, proud, undamaged, complete, perfect

  7. brokenadjective

    imperfectly spoken or written

    "broken English"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    untamed, organized, kept, undamaged, smooth, concentrated, solid, complete, unimpaired, unbroken, preserved, wild, uninterrupted, perfect, proud

  8. broken, confused, disordered, upsetadjective

    thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

    "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"

    Synonyms:
    overturned, scattered, rugged, impoverished, befuddled, at sea, upset(a), confounded, disconnected, upturned, illogical, mixed-up, unkept, bemused, disoriented, humbled, disquieted, low, lost, disjointed, unordered, disturbed, wiped out(p), disordered, bewildered, worried, baffled, garbled, crushed, upset, mazed, confused, busted, broken in, distressed, humiliated, unconnected

    Antonyms:
    concentrated, unbroken, preserved, organized, proud, kept, unimpaired, complete, wild, smooth, untamed, perfect, uninterrupted, solid, undamaged

  9. brokenadjective

    weakened and infirm

    "broken health resulting from alcoholism"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    unbroken, kept, concentrated, undamaged, preserved, untamed, smooth, solid, proud, unimpaired, uninterrupted, complete, perfect, organized, wild

  10. broken, wiped out(p), impoverishedadjective

    destroyed financially

    "the broken fortunes of the family"

    Antonyms:
    perfect, complete, wild, unbroken, untamed, preserved, organized, concentrated, kept, undamaged, uninterrupted, proud, smooth, unimpaired, solid

  11. broken, bustedadjective

    out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')

    "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    unbroken, proud, smooth, unimpaired, wild, untamed, organized, uninterrupted, solid, perfect, undamaged, kept, concentrated, complete, preserved

  12. brokenadjective

    discontinuous

    "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    proud, unbroken, perfect, uninterrupted, unimpaired, organized, preserved, wild, kept, untamed, solid, smooth, complete, concentrated, undamaged

  13. brokenadjective

    lacking a part or parts

    "a broken set of encyclopedia"

    Synonyms:
    unkept, rugged, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, upset

    Antonyms:
    unimpaired, unbroken, wild, smooth, concentrated, untamed, preserved, uninterrupted, kept, undamaged, proud, perfect, organized, complete, solid

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Editors Contribution

  1. shattered

    falling apart, disassembled

    the glass tumbler shattered into bits as it struck the sidewalk.

    Submitted by acronimous on February 2, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brokenadjective

    Synonyms:
    shattered, rent, severed, separated

  2. brokenadjective

    Synonyms:
    weakened, impaired, feeble, shaken, spent, wasted, exhausted

  3. brokenadjective

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, craggy, steep, precipitous, rough

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How to use broken in a sentence?

  1. Patricia Dovi:

    Teachers always help teachers, but its been magnified this year. There have been quite a few times when weve broken down and cried.

  2. John Crist:

    Ive been doing that in my personal life, and Id like to make that transition to continue to do that publicly, theres been a million times in the last eight months that Ive wanted to jump on the Internet and make a video or make a joke, or an Instagram Story, but I knew that if I didnt take the time to fix the broken pieces of Comedian John Crist, then I wasnt gon na be good for anybody.

  3. Steve Maraboli:

    It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending."

  4. Thierry Wizman:

    The trend of the weaker dollar that we saw generally in December seems to have broken down a bit today, data in the UK and Europe really just weren't impressive and so you've got this return of concerns that 2020 may not be as good for growth on the continent and in the UK as people were surmising as recently as a few weeks ago.

  5. Katie Mulkey:

    I will always have a broken heart because a piece of me is gone, we had so many hopes and dreams for him and now it's all gone.


Translations for broken

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  • مكسورArabic
  • съсипан, счупен, прекъснат, повреден, разорен, разбит, разкъсанBulgarian
  • trencatCatalan, Valencian
  • rozbitý, zlomenýCzech
  • gået i stykkerDanish
  • gebrochen, kaputt, gestrichelt, unfair, zerstörtGerman
  • σκισμένο, άφραγκος, σπασμένος, σπαστά, κομμένος, χαλασμένοςGreek
  • rompita, difektita, disrompitaEsperanto
  • quebrado, rotoSpanish
  • خراب, شکسته شدهPersian
  • puhki, rikki, hajalla, rikkinäinen, pilvisyys, murteellinen, murtunut, surkea, rahaton, murrettu, ratkaiseva, katkennut, katkoviivainen, epäkunnossaFinnish
  • coupé, pété, traitillé, fracturé, brisé, fauché, discontinu, petit-nègre, fragmenté, approximatif, niqué, cassé, buggé, rompuFrench
  • bristeIrish
  • bristeScottish Gaelic
  • quebrado, crebadoGalician
  • टूटा हुआHindi
  • անսարք, փչացածArmenian
  • rusakIndonesian
  • rottoItalian
  • שבורHebrew
  • 割れた, 壊れたJapanese
  • გაფუჭებულიGeorgian
  • ដែលបែកKhmer
  • ಮುರಿದಿದೆKannada
  • сынган, жараланган, талкаланган, алсыз, жарылган, чарчаган, бузулган, шалдыраган, бузук, иштебеген, жеңилгенKyrgyz
  • contritumLatin
  • whakatorouka, whati, pūkani, pakaru, pūkanikaniMāori
  • gepluimd, defect, kaduuk, verbijzeld, gebroken, kapot, verbroken, gekraakt, afgebroken, geknakt, opengereten, blutDutch
  • gått i stykkerNorwegian
  • połamany, złamanyPolish
  • quebrado, estragado, tracejado, destruído, fraturado, duro, partidoPortuguese
  • rupt, frânt, spartRomanian
  • сломанныйRussian
  • slomljen, razbijenSerbo-Croatian
  • zlomljen, pokvarjenSlovene
  • bruten, brusten, trasig, mulen, pankSwedish
  • உடைந்தTamil
  • విరిగినTelugu
  • แตกThai
  • kırık, bozukTurkish
  • зламанийUkrainian
  • ٹوٹاھواUrdu
  • bị hỏngVietnamese
  • צעבראכןYiddish
  • 破碎Chinese

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