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Synonyms for narrow
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  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 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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  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. Emerich Edward Dalbert:

    There are two things which cannot be attacked in front ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.

  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. Packer Gage:

    She starts out having some benefits of gender because she is something different, but then starts to feel like a typical politician and gets back down to earth, you do see her starting to frame her campaign as a campaign for women, but that's a narrow campaign, not a winning campaign. You aren't going to win 100% of women.

  4. Adam Sarhan:

    As we close out of the year, it's been a tale of two tapes, with narrow leadership holding up the major indices, while the vast majority of the market continues to underperform, the big story today as investors wrap up the year is that after all that's said and done, it's a flat year for the S&P 500.

  5. Steve Erb:

    I love all of them. I don't know how I'm going to narrow it down.

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