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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

    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

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. Donald Trump:

    A normal Republican cannot think in terms ... of bringing in Michigan. And if you don't bring in Michigan it's tough. You have a very narrow road.

  2. Debra Aho Williamson:

    Instagram Stories are in themselves already more intimate. You can share things that are maybe a bit less polished, less perfect, [ and ] daily moments from your life, from there is the ability to narrow the audience. I think that's valuable.

  3. Commander Phil Robertson:

    My qualifications for president of the United States are rather narrow: Is he or she Godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job, and finally would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck gumbo? cruz fits the bill.

  4. Margaret Kobe:

    It was difficult to identify, We're kind of the detectives. We went through all these diagnoses until we could narrow things down.

  5. John Boyd Jr.:

    The Cuban ports, including Havana, are all too shallow to accommodate the large modern ships of major cruise lines, also, some Cuban ports are inland, necessitating negotiating unmapped, narrow channels ….

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    What is the antonym of Round?
    • A. Small
    • B. Square
    • C. Circle
    • D. Big

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