broad-brush


Related to broad-brush: introspective

broad-brush

(brôd′brŭsh′)
adj.
Sweepingly general in scope or thrust: a broad-brush approach to improving public schools.

broad′-brush`



adj.
sweepingly comprehensive.
[1965–70]
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Her broad-brush smears of the entire Islamic faith tradition remind us of similar smears against Catholics and Jews in the past.
Gould said this report from the Crime Commission is full of words like maybe, could be, suspected and potential, adding nobody has been named, no club has been named and no sport has been named, and it's a broad-brush condemnation of Australian sport everywhere.
In a new report, the Communities Committee said that the assumptions on which the Government based its arguments are "so tentative, broad-brush and qualified as to provide little assurance that the financial benefits suggested will be achieved".
We testified that the Commission is taking an unwarranted broad-brush approach with these proposed designations which incorporate numerous buildings that lack merit.
And while it's impossible to broad-brush these groups because all real estate players (regardless of where they're from) make business decisions that lead them in different directions on a daily basis, there are still some discernible fiefdoms.
But Tony Spensley, owner of the Dickens Inn in Middlesbrough, says a broad-brush approach won't work across all industries.
It claimed that measuring crime levels in areas of joint initiatives between police and other local services - which are known as Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships - was far too broad-brush to accurately reflect localised crime.
This is why it's important to listen to arguments such as economist Amartya Sen's portrait of "human capabilities," which offer a rich understanding of development and freedom than Sach's broad-brush description can provide.
Serious negative operational problems at some C&D landfills that have accepted rail hauled waste were highly publicized, and brought broad-brush negative attention to the entire industry.
He insisted the pulling power of rock culture could be a force for good in attracting media attention to a cause - even if it was a broad-brush approach.
I question the motives of those who work so hard to distinguish themselves from other financial services professionals by criticizing, using fear tactics and broad-brush allegations of unscrupulous selling practices.
It was a broad-brush approach applied where it shouldn't be applied.