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Synonyms for narrow
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrow(adj)

    a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

    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"

    narrow-minded, minute

    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"

    narrow-minded, minute

    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"

    minute, narrow-minded, shockable

    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"

    narrow-minded, minute

    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"

    narrow-minded, minute, infinitesimal

    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"

    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

    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"

    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

    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"

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

    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"

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

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


  1. narrow(verb)


  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


  3. narrow(adjective)

    Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.

    a narrow interpretation


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. narrow

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. narrow(a.)

    of little breadth

  2. narrow(a.)

    contracted, circumscribed, limited, confined, straitened, cramped, pinched, scanty, incapacious, of small extent

  3. narrow(a.)

    bigoted, selfish, niggardly, mean, ungenerous, parsimonious, covetous, mercenary, illiberal

  4. narrow(a.)

    close, near, within a little, with little to spare, within narrow limits

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. narrow(a)

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

  2. narrow(v)

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

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How to use narrow in a sentence?

  1. William Penn:

    There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.

  2. Salvador Panelo:

    The resolution is grotesquely one-sided, outrageously narrow, and maliciously partisan, it reeks of nauseating politics completely devoid of respect for the sovereignty of our country, even as it is bereft of the gruesome realities of the drug menace.

  3. Justin Moore:

    There are no winners today obviously, this presents a great issue for parents in the state of Texas. They don't know how to proceed when they have a child put in this condition as Payton Summons has been put in. So I believe our fight is going to continue on in order to carve out some real narrow language in the law to provide courts, lawyers and parents guidance because that's what they need in times like this.

  4. Marion Smith:

    Professor Kumar and other so-called educators like her are doing a disservice to our young people by teaching them a narrow and wrongheaded version of history.

  5. Yet Johnson:

    For me, it's all about driving. The fairways are generous in some spots. Some holes are narrow. But you've got to hit the fairways here, the rough is pretty penal. It's not super deep, but it's just really thick, and you've just got to drive it straight. I like the golf course. It sets up well for me. I feel like I can drive it good around here.

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