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Synonyms for broken
ˈbroʊ kən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broken(adj)

    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. broken(adj)

    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, low(adj)

    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, unkept(adj)

    (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 in(adj)

    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, rugged(adj)

    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. broken(adj)

    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, upset(adj)

    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. broken(adj)

    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), impoverished(adj)

    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, busted(adj)

    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. broken(adj)

    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. broken(adj)

    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

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

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. broken(a.)

    Synonyms:
    shattered, rent, severed, separated

  2. broken(a.)

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

  3. broken(a.)

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, craggy, steep, precipitous, rough

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How to use broken in a sentence?

  1. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Breaking news is when you disseminate broken issues and fragmented ideas into one.

  2. Andrea Metz:

    I know these people. I’ve known them for a long time, i think a system that’s massively broken – that a Band-Aid to make you all feel better for what you’ve been silent witnesses to and participants… No, I do not forgive.

  3. Todd Schulte:

    It is the newest in a series of moves by the administration to substantially restrict legal immigration by making it more difficult, expensive and bureaucratic for the applicants while allowing the government to easily deny claims for people who should be coming here -- or who are here and stuck in a broken visa system -- and strengthening our country.

  4. Martin Winterkorn:

    I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public, volkswagen has ordered an external investigation of this matter.

  5. Andrew Bernstein:

    For the first time in history, the rational and the good are fully armed in the battle against evil. Here we finally find the answer to our paradox; now we can understand the nature of the social power held by evil. Ultimately, the evil, the irrational, truly has no power. The evil men’s control of morality is transient; it lives on borrowed time made possible only by the errors of the good. In time, as more honest men grasp the truth, evil’s stranglehold will be easily broken.

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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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