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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprawl, sprawling(adj)

    an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

    Synonyms:
    conurbation, sprawl, urban sprawl

    Antonyms:
    tidy

  2. sprawling, straggling, rambling, straggly(adj)

    spreading out in different directions

    "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"

    Synonyms:
    wandering(a), rambling, winding, straggly, discursive, excursive, digressive, meandering(a), straggling

    Antonyms:
    tidy

Editors Contribution

  1. lounge, ramble, slouch

    sit around;lazy

    "the boys were sprawling around in gym class"

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sprawling":

    complex

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How to use sprawling in a sentence?

  1. Rod Wheeler:

    Cydney Ireland said. The sprawling, 58,000-student main campus in downtown Columbus is one of the nation's largest. Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, a former Washington DC homicide detective and an Ohio State University alum, said the school's police department is highly trained. People don’t need to panic.

  2. Joan Clos:

    What is happening ... is an increase of sprawling urbanization, informality is gaining share in the growth of cities.

  3. Ko Sai:

    We just heard a loud noise sounding like thunder and saw that the huge mountain collapsed and a huge wave of rubble was moving and sprawling on a wide area, it was just like a nightmare.

  4. Devin Nunes:

    Providing a defensive briefing, like the one given to Senator Feinstein, is a typical response to these kinds of situations, the refusal to give the Trump campaign a defensive briefing, and instead opening a sprawling counter-intelligence investigation of American citizens, is one of many alarming ways that intelligence leaders drastically diverged from normal procedures in their Trump campaign investigation.

  5. John Parker:

    Their dogged determination and skilled investigative techniques were crucial in exposing and dissecting this sprawling corruption scheme.

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