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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. broken(a)

    Synonyms:
    fractured, splintered, shattered, shivered, disconnected, discontinuous, interrupted, impaired, shattered, subdued, humbled, contrite, penitent, crushed, trained, subjugated, tractable, violated

    Antonyms:
    inviolate, intact, whole

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How to say broken in sign language?

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How to use broken in a sentence?

  1. Rocki Hughes:

    To be a part of something, I guess, that's a question I'm still asking. ... Our kids are broken up. He was an awesome father, and just as good as a friend, and I don't understand it either.

  2. Kristin Dossett:

    It shook like I have never felt anything shake before, it just didn't stop. It kept going and got louder and louder, and things just fell everywhere — everything off my dressers, off my bookcases, my kitchen cupboard. Just broken glass everywhere.

  3. President Trump:

    Just as Poland cannot be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken, our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph.

  4. Claude Arnold:

    What we've broken up is a pay-to-stay scheme.

  5. Samantha Sally:

    After I saw the script was when the beating happened, i was like,' This is absolutely not acceptable'. All I could do was talk. Moussa Elhassani became very violent and scared my son into becoming complicit. I ended up with two broken ribs on that video. I fought. I fought. It was three days after my operation with her.


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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