Antonyms for narrower

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nar-oh
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnær oʊ

Definition of narrower

Origin :
  • Old English nearu "narrow, constricted, limited; petty; causing difficulty, oppressive; strict, severe," from West Germanic *narwaz "narrowness" (cf. Frisian nar, Old Saxon naru, Middle Dutch nare, Dutch naar); not found in other Germanic languages and of unknown origin. The narrow seas (c.1400) were the waters between Great Britain and the continent and Ireland. Related: Narrowness.
  • adj confined, restricted
  • adj intolerant, small-minded
  • adj cheap, stingy
Example sentences :
  • Well does he deserve it, for no man ever had a narrower chance for his life.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was of the room I slept in, only it was narrower in the dream, and loftier, and the window was gone.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • To our left is our own river, the Pahi, narrower than the other.
  • Extract from : « Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) » by William Delisle Hay
  • The driver turned off the road into a narrower lane as soon as it was dark.
  • Extract from : « A Yankee Flier Over Berlin » by Al Avery
  • In this sense the permanent later love is narrower than first love.
  • Extract from : « My Reminiscences » by Rabindranath Tagore
  • He continued to wave his hat, they continued to grow taller and narrower.
  • Extract from : « A Waif of the Plains » by Bret Harte
  • He wasted half an hour before realizing that it was getting no narrower.
  • Extract from : « Wind » by Charles Louis Fontenay
  • The world was narrower then than it is now; and I listened to the world.
  • Extract from : « All Roads Lead to Calvary » by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Here it was narrower, there wider, but throughout its length it was free and unimpeded.
  • Extract from : « "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" » by Douglas English
  • The third proved to be a smaller house on a narrower street.
  • Extract from : « Patchwork » by Anna Balmer Myers

Synonyms for narrower

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