narrowness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Narrowness \Nar"row*ness\, noun [AS. nearunes.] The condition or quality of being narrow.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

narrowness

noun

1: the property of being narrow; having little width; "the narrowness of the road" [ant: {broadness}, {wideness}]

2: an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior [syn: {narrow-mindedness}, {narrowness}] [ant: {broad-mindedness}]

3: 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"

4: 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" [syn: {narrow margin}, {narrowness}, {slimness}]


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