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Synonyms for narrow
ˈnær oʊnar·row

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  1. narrowverb


  2. narrowverb

    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. narrowadjective

    Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.

    a narrow interpretation


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. narrowadjective

    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. narrowadjective

    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. narrowadjective

    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, narrowadjective

    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. narrowadjective

    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, narrowverb

    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, contractverb

    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, specifyverb

    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 downverb

    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, narrowverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. narrowadjective

    of little breadth

  2. narrowadjective

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

  3. narrowadjective

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

  4. narrowadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. narrowadjective

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

  2. narrowverb

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

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How to use narrow in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Addison:

    Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

  2. Ryan Skinner:

    It's not a bad business idea, you see a need -- it's a narrow, very specific kind of need -- and you fill it. Just as the likes of WeWork and Regus [ co-working spaces ] have grown off a particular narrow need... I can see the same thing happening there.

  3. George Orwell:

    For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.

  4. Eli Avidar:

    I want to lower everyones expectations. We arent going to join a narrow right-wing government or a narrow left-wing government.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

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