Synonyms for narrow

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

Top 10 synonyms for narrow Other synonyms for the word narrow

Définition of narrow

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
  • verb reduce, simplify
Example sentences :
  • He little knew how narrow an escape he had had of losing a third!
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But the narrow path along which Andrew rode was a gantlet to him.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • It was still, however, enveloped in a narrow belt of brigalow.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • The one in which I sat was long and narrow, as all the rest had been, with peaked gables.
  • Extract from : « Old Ticonderoga, A Picture of The Past » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Down swooped the great cog into the narrow channel which was the portal to safety.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Never before had he realized how narrow the girl's world had been.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • From the top of the narrow staircase to the foot, and he had lived a year's torment!
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He was armed with a stone hammer, which is no sort of weapon for a narrow passage.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • A narrow lane branched off from the main road at this place.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • I am sick in my soul of narrow apartments and wheels and the rush and roar of the city.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
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