Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun broad

1 sense of broad

Sense 1
broad -- (slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch")
       => woman, adult female -- (an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted")

Antonyms of adj broad

8 senses of broad

Sense 1
wide (vs. narrow), broad -- (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river")


Sense 2
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket (prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide -- (broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers")

INDIRECT (VIA comprehensive) -> noncomprehensive, incomprehensive -- (not comprehensive)

Sense 3
broad, unspecific -- (not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread")

INDIRECT (VIA general, nonspecific) -> specific -- ((sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident")

Sense 4
broad, unsubtle -- (lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave")

INDIRECT (VIA clear) -> unclear -- (not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day")

Sense 5
broad (prenominal), full (prenominal) -- (being at a peak or culminating point; "broad daylight"; "full summer")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low -- (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low")

Sense 6
broad, spacious, wide -- (very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies")

INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")
INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")

Sense 7
broad -- ((of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad southern accent")

INDIRECT (VIA noticeable) -> unnoticeable -- (not noticeable; not drawing attention; "her clothes were simple and unnoticeable"- J.G.Cozzens)

Sense 8
broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant -- (showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions")

INDIRECT (VIA broad-minded) -> narrow-minded, narrow -- (lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions")

Similarity of adj broad

8 senses of broad

Sense 1
wide (vs. narrow), broad -- (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river")
       => beamy -- (broad in the beam; "a beamy cargo ship")
       => bird's-eye, panoramic -- (as from an altitude or distance; "a bird's-eye survey"; "a panoramic view")
       => broad-brimmed -- ((of hats) having a broad brim)
       => deep -- (extending relatively far inward; "a deep border")
       => fanlike -- (resembling a fan)
       => sweeping -- (taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river")
       => wide-screen (prenominal) -- ((motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height)
          Also See-> comprehensive#1; thick#1

Sense 2
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket (prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide -- (broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers")
       => comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive) -- (including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education")

Sense 3
broad, unspecific -- (not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread")
       => general (vs. specific) -- (applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader")

Sense 4
broad, unsubtle -- (lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave")
       => clear (vs. unclear) -- (readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature")

Sense 5
broad (prenominal), full (prenominal) -- (being at a peak or culminating point; "broad daylight"; "full summer")
       => high (vs. low) -- (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself")

Sense 6
broad, spacious, wide -- (very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies")
       => large (vs. small), big (vs. little) -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")

Sense 7
broad -- ((of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad southern accent")
       => noticeable (vs. unnoticeable) -- (capable or worthy of being perceived; "noticeable shadows under her eyes"; "noticeable for its vivid historical background"; "a noticeable lack of friendliness")

Sense 8
broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant -- (showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions")
       => broad-minded (vs. narrow-minded) -- (inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own; "a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed")

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