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Definition 1: the property of being narrow; having little width - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where narrowness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the narrowness of the road

(narrowness is a kind of ...) the extent of something from side to side

(... is a kind of narrowness ) the property of being very narrow or thin

"he marvelled at the fineness of her hair"

Definition 2: a small margin - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where narrowness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory
  • the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote

Synonyms for narrowness in the sense of this definition

(narrowness is a kind of ...) an amount beyond the minimum necessary

"the margin of victory"

Definition 3: an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for narrowness in the sense of this definition

(narrowness is a kind of ...) unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

(... is a kind of narrowness ) a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish

(... is a kind of narrowness ) narrowness of mind or ideas or views

(... is a kind of narrowness ) a lack of sophistication

(... is a kind of narrowness ) a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination

"he condemned religious sectarianism"

Definition 4: a restriction of range or scope - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where narrowness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the problem with achievement tests is the narrowness they impose on students
  • the attraction of the book is precisely its narrowness of focus
  • frustrated by the narrowness of people's horizons

(narrowness is a kind of ...) a principle that limits the extent of something

"I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

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