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1‘they descended the broad flight of steps’
wide, large, big
2‘the leaves are six inches long and two inches broad’
in breadth, in width, from side to side, wide, across, thick
3‘a broad expanse of grass prairie’
extensive, vast, immense, great, spacious, expansive, sizeable, sweeping, rambling, rolling, ample, spread out, far reaching, boundless, immeasurable
4‘they offer a broad range of opportunities for young would-be executives’
comprehensive, inclusive, extensive, wide, wide-ranging, broad-ranging, encyclopedic, all-embracing
general, universal, catholic, eclectic, unlimited
cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary
5‘this report gives only a broad outline of our environmental performance’
general, non-specific, unspecific, unfocused, rough, approximate, overall, sweeping, basic, loose, indefinite, vague, hazy, fuzzy, woolly
North American informal ballpark
6‘he dropped a broad hint’
obvious, direct, plain, clear, unsubtle, explicit, straightforward, bald, clear-cut, manifest, patent, conspicuous, transparent, prominent, unmistakable, undisguised, unconcealed, overt, undeniable
7‘the broad humour of the campaign has been toned down’
indecent, improper, coarse, unrefined, indelicate, ribald, risqué, racy, rude, spicy, suggestive, naughty, indecorous, off colour, earthy, smutty, dirty, filthy, vulgar, gross
informal blue, near the bone, near the knuckle
8‘a broad Somerset accent’
noticeable, strong, thick, heavy, pronounced
9‘he was attacked in broad daylight’
full, complete, total, clear, bright, plain, undiminished
1‘the broads will go crazy about his looks’
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