Definition of far-reaching in English:



  • Having important and widely applicable effects or implications.

    ‘a series of far-reaching political reforms’
    • ‘Council decisions can have far-reaching effects on many people's lives.’
    • ‘The success of the global effort to break the human genetic code has far-reaching significance.’
    • ‘Has their impact been as radical and far-reaching as was that of the industrial revolution?’
    • ‘What has been achieved is a compromise which places three important and far-reaching restrictions on this trade.’
    • ‘The decision we take today can have far-reaching and wide-ranging consequences.’
    • ‘The fickle old tentacles of fame have already had far-reaching effects.’
    • ‘Here is one example of the far-reaching harmful effects of these bills.’
    • ‘The recent exposures of corporate corruption have a far-reaching social significance.’
    • ‘Simple changes to the supply and demand rules can have far-reaching effects.’
    • ‘The bishop said the precedents being set by America were of far-reaching importance.’
    • ‘The far-reaching implications of this are surely of extreme importance.’
    • ‘What interests us are the more far-reaching political consequences of this crisis.’
    • ‘However, he had risked his entire political career on a far-reaching compromise and lost.’
    • ‘The implementation of such a plan is beyond any logic, with far-reaching implications.’
    • ‘The precedent that is being set has far-reaching and deeply reactionary implications.’
    • ‘What was clear, though, was that his death could have far-reaching implications.’
    • ‘It is corrosive of everything, in a way that should also worry those of us who favour far-reaching political change.’
    • ‘His work constitutes a radical, far-reaching overhaul of the conventions of French poetry and drama.’
    • ‘The spurious impact of channels on society is an issue of gruesome and far-reaching consequences.’
    • ‘That report would later have far-reaching implications for South African politics.’
    extensive, wide-ranging, radical, profound, comprehensive, widespread, all-embracing, overarching, across the board, sweeping, blanket, wholesale
    important, significant, major, of great import, of significance, ambitious, momentous, life-changing, of moment, weighty, consequential, of consequence
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