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Synonyms for narrow
ˈnær oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrow(adj)

    a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

    Antonyms:
    wide, bird's-eye, unlimited, careless, beamy, wide-screen(a), limitless, broad-brimmed, fanlike, sweeping, comfortable, panoramic, broad, deep, widen

  2. narrow(adj)

    not wide

    "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"

    Synonyms:
    narrow-minded, minute

    Antonyms:
    limitless, wide, broad, wide-screen(a), unlimited, comfortable, deep, careless, sweeping, fanlike, bird's-eye, panoramic, broad-brimmed, beamy, widen

  3. narrow(adj)

    limited in size or scope

    "the narrow sense of a word"

    Synonyms:
    narrow-minded, minute

    Antonyms:
    beamy, careless, sweeping, unlimited, broad-brimmed, limitless, deep, panoramic, wide-screen(a), comfortable, broad, wide, fanlike, bird's-eye, widen

  4. narrow-minded, narrow(adj)

    lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view

    "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"

    Synonyms:
    minute, narrow-minded, shockable

    Antonyms:
    limitless, wide-screen(a), fanlike, broad, beamy, comfortable, deep, careless, wide, sweeping, broad-brimmed, unlimited, panoramic, bird's-eye, widen

  5. narrow(adj)

    very limited in degree

    "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape"

    Synonyms:
    narrow-minded, minute

    Antonyms:
    broad, limitless, wide, bird's-eye, sweeping, careless, unlimited, panoramic, deep, broad-brimmed, wide-screen(a), comfortable, beamy, fanlike, widen

  6. minute, narrow(verb)

    characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

    "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"

    Synonyms:
    narrow-minded, minute, infinitesimal

    Antonyms:
    fanlike, wide-screen(a), limitless, broad-brimmed, sweeping, bird's-eye, panoramic, beamy, wide, careless, comfortable, unlimited, deep, broad, widen

  7. narrow, contract(verb)

    make or become more narrow or restricted

    "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"

    Synonyms:
    peg down, sign, condense, nail down, sign up, specialize, abbreviate, constrict, press, shrink, specialise, take, undertake, foreshorten, cut, shorten, constringe, narrow down, specify, squeeze, get, compress, contract, sign on, abridge, concentrate, reduce, pin down, compact

    Antonyms:
    careless, comfortable, beamy, broad, fanlike, wide, wide-screen(a), unlimited, limitless, sweeping, bird's-eye, deep, broad-brimmed, panoramic, widen

  8. pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify(verb)

    define clearly

    "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, constrict, qualify, pin up, destine, nail, peg down, fix, trap, delineate, pin down, determine, particularize, assign, define, specify, finalise, intend, nail down, contract, designate, specialize, delimit, specialise, constringe, peg, set apart, delimitate, stipulate, limit, set, condition, finalize, narrow down, settle

    Antonyms:
    beamy, limitless, bird's-eye, unlimited, fanlike, sweeping, broad-brimmed, deep, wide-screen(a), broad, wide, comfortable, careless, panoramic, widen

  9. specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down(verb)

    become more focus on an area of activity or field of study

    "She specializes in Near Eastern history"

    Synonyms:
    particularise, constringe, speciate, particularize, peg down, nail down, specialise, differentiate, narrow down, contract, specify, pin down, specialize, constrict

    Antonyms:
    sweeping, wide-screen(a), careless, wide, comfortable, broad, fanlike, unlimited, beamy, deep, panoramic, limitless, broad-brimmed, bird's-eye, widen

  10. constrict, constringe, narrow(verb)

    become tight or as if tight

    "Her throat constricted"

    Synonyms:
    specialize, constringe, press, squeeze, nail down, compact, constrict, peg down, narrow down, contract, specify, pin down, specialise, compress

    Antonyms:
    broad-brimmed, limitless, wide, broad, bird's-eye, fanlike, wide-screen(a), sweeping, comfortable, beamy, panoramic, unlimited, careless, deep, widen

Wiktionary

  1. narrow(verb)

    Antonyms:
    wide

  2. narrow(verb)

    having a small width; not wide; slim; slender; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth.

    a narrow hallway

    Antonyms:
    wide

  3. narrow(adjective)

    Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.

    a narrow interpretation

    Antonyms:
    wide

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. narrow

    Synonyms:
    straight, straightened, slender, thin, spare, contracted, limited, cramped, pinched, scant, close, scrutinizing, near, bigoted, niggardly, tight

    Antonyms:
    wide, broad, ample, thick, expanded, easy, liberal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. narrow(a)

    Synonyms:
    limited, circumscribed, incapacious, contracted, straitened, cramped, bigoted, illiberal, uncatholic, narrow-minded, insular

  2. narrow(v)

    Synonyms:
    contract, reduce, constrict, restrict, limit, cramp, confine

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How to use narrow in a sentence?

  1. Johathan Edwards:

    A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides, and for the true welfare of the society of which he is a member.

  2. John Bolton:

    When your whole premise is America first, I think it's too narrow of a view, we need to realize that both the biggest challenges and the biggest opportunities in Africa occur in much more of a non-traditional security and development space.

  3. Matt Maley:

    You have a market that was narrow back in February and too concentrated in technology. Now it's even more so, there's a reason why this happens when the market is vulnerable, because people don't see a lot of value in the overall market, so they go into the small number of names they do see a lot of value in.

  4. Joe Talbot:

    If your narrow minded your life's boring, If your open minded your life's interesting.

  5. Alexander Pope:

    It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.


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