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Entry Word: narrow
Function: adjective
Text: 1 being of less than usual width <found a narrow opening in the fence that he was able to squeeze through>
Synonyms fine, hairline, needlelike, skinny, slender, slim, thin
Related Words attenuated, elongated, linear; close, compressed, condensed, constricted, contracted, squeezed, tight, tightened; reedy, stalky, stringy, twiggy, wispy; spare
Near Antonyms chunky, squat, stocky, stumpy, thick, thickset; bulky, massive
Antonyms broad, fat, wide
2 not broad or open in views or opinions <a narrow person who thought that anyone who owned a television was morally corrupt>
Synonyms insular, little, parochial, petty, provincial, sectarian, small, small-minded
Related Words inflexible, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, set, stubborn, unyielding, wrongheaded; bigoted, intolerant, narrow-minded; biased, discriminating, discriminatory, jaundiced, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced; old-fashioned, reactionary, stodgy, straitlaced (or straightlaced); dogmatic, opinionated; limited
Near Antonyms impartial, nonpartisan, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced
Antonyms broad-minded, catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal, open, open-minded, receptive, tolerant
3 having distinct or certain limits <a play about human suffering, but in a narrower sense, also about the modern struggles of the working-class poor> -- see LIMITED 1
4 showing little difference in the standing of the competitors <a narrow contest, the outcome of which may depend upon a handful of votes> -- see CLOSE 3
5 unwilling to grant other people social rights or to accept other viewpoints <a narrow man who wouldn't work for a woman because he refused to believe women had the proper temperament for management> -- see INTOLERANT 2