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nar·row

 (năr′ō)
adj. nar·row·er, nar·row·est
1. Of small or limited width, especially in comparison with length.
2. Limited in area or scope; cramped.
3. Lacking flexibility; rigid: narrow opinions.
4. Barely sufficient; close: a narrow margin of victory.
5. Painstakingly thorough or attentive; meticulous: narrow scrutiny.
6. Linguistics Tense.
v. nar·rowed, nar·row·ing, nar·rows
v.tr.
1. To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
2. To limit or restrict: narrowed the possibilities down to three.
v.intr.
To become narrower; contract.
n.
1. A part of little width, as a pass through mountains.
2. narrows(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A body of water with little width that connects two larger bodies of water.
b. A part of a river or an ocean current that is not wide.

[Middle English narwe, from Old English nearu.]

nar′row·ish adj.
nar′row·ly adv.
nar′row·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narrowness - the property of being narrow; having little width; "the narrowness of the road"
width, breadth - the extent of something from side to side
fineness, thinness - the property of being very narrow or thin; "he marvelled at the fineness of her hair"
broadness, wideness - the property of being wide; having great width
2.narrowness - an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
parochialism - a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish
pettiness - narrowness of mind or ideas or views
provincialism - a lack of sophistication
denominationalism, sectarianism - a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination; "he condemned religious sectarianism"
3.narrowness - a restriction of range or scope; "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"
limitation, restriction - a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"
4.narrowness - a small margin; "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"
margin - an amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of victory"

narrowness

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narrowness

[ˈnærəʊnɪs] N
1. [of road, path, channel] → estrechez f
2. [of victory, defeat] → escaso margen m
3. [of attitude] → lo cerrado
narrowness of mindestrechez f de miras

narrowness

[ˈnærəʊnɪs] n
[river, road] → étroitesse f
[ideas, outlook] → étroitesse f
the narrowness of their mental and spiritual outlook → l'étroitesse de leurs horizons mentaux et spirituels
the narrowness of their attitude
BUT leur étroitesse d'esprit.
[victory, majority] → caractère m étriqué
The narrowness of the government's victory reflected deep division within the Party → Le caractère étriqué de la victoire du gouvernement reflétait les profondes divisions à l'intérieur du parti.
[escape]
He was shaken by the narrowness of his escape → Il était secoué de ne s'en être sorti que de justesse., Il était secoué de ne s'en être sorti que d'extrême justesse.

narrowness

[ˈnærəʊnɪs] nstrettezza