Synonyms of broad
1 wideDictionary • His shoulders were broad and his waist narrow.
wide • The brochure offers a wide choice of hotels and holiday homes.
large • The gang finally left with a large amount of cash and jewellery.
ample • a young mother with a baby resting against her ample bosom
generous • a room with a generous amount of storage space
expansive • an expansive grassy play area
2 largeDictionary • a broad expanse of lawn
large • In a large room about a dozen children are sitting on the carpet.
huge • Several painters were working on a huge piece of canvas.
comfortable • Dress in loose comfortable clothes that do not make you feel restricted.
vast • farmers who own vast stretches of land
extensive • This 18th-century manor house is set in extensive grounds.
spacious • The house has a spacious kitchen and dining area.
roomy • The car is roomy.
voluminous • She was swathed in a voluminous cloak.
capacious • She crammed the lot into her capacious handbag.
commodious • Big terraces of commodious houses went up.
beamy (of a ship)
sizable or sizeable
3 fullDictionary • A broad range of issues was discussed.
full • They can now publish a full list of candidates.
general • His firm took over general maintenance of the park last summer.
comprehensive • The Rough Guide to Nepal is a comprehensive guide to the region.
global • a global vision of contemporary society
catholic • He was a man of catholic tastes, enjoying music and fine arts of all kinds.
sweeping • sweeping economic reforms
extensive • The story received extensive coverage in The Times.
thorough • We are making a thorough investigation.
unlimited • You'll also have unlimited access to the swimming pool.
inclusive • an inclusive price of £32.90
exhaustive • The author's treatment of the subject is exhaustive.
encyclopedic • He has an encyclopedic knowledge of 80s popular music.
4 universalDictionary • a film with broad appeal
universal • proposals for universal health care
general • Contrary to general opinion, Wiccans are not devil-worshippers.
common • It is common practice these days to administer vitamin K during childbirth.
wide • The case has attracted wide publicity.
sweeping • the long sweeping curve of Rio's Guanabara Bay
worldwide • Doctors fear a worldwide epidemic of this disease.
widespread • There is widespread support for the proposals.
wide-ranging • a package of wide-ranging economic reforms
far-reaching • far-reaching reforms on human rights
5 generalDictionary • a broad outline of the Society's development
general • chemicals called by the general description `flavour enhancer'
loose • We came to some sort of loose arrangement before he went home.
vague • His answer was deliberately vague.
approximate • The times are approximate only.
indefinite • The trial was adjourned for an indefinite period.
6 strongDictionary • a broad Yorkshire accent
heavy • Put the sugar and water in a heavy pan and heat slowly.
thick • He answered questions in a thick accent.
pronounced • Most of the exhibition has a pronounced Scottish theme.
7 clearDictionary • Militants shot a man dead in broad daylight today.
clear • All exits must be kept clear in case of fire or a bomb scare.
open • their open dislike of each other
full • Full details will be sent to you.
plain • It was plain to me that he was having a nervous breakdown.
8 unsubtleDictionary • They've been giving broad hints about what to expect.
clear • It was a clear case of homicide.
bold • It's a big book with bold print.
obvious • It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
blatant • blatant elitism
overt • Although there is no overt hostility, black and white students do not mix much.
undisguised • He looked down at Bauer in undisguised disgust.
9 vulgarDictionary • Use wit rather than broad humour.
vulgar • an oaf with a taste for racist and vulgar jokes
blue • a secret stash of porn mags and blue movies
dirty • He laughed at their dirty jokes.
gross • That's a disgusting thing to say - you're so gross!
crude • a crude sense of humour
rude • He made a rude gesture with his finger.
naughty • saucy TV shows crammed with naughty innuendo
coarse • He has a very coarse sense of humour.
indecent • She accused him of making indecent suggestions.
improper • He would never be improper; he is always the perfect gentleman.
suggestive • A female employee claimed he made suggestive remarks to her.
risqué • a cheeky comment or a risqué suggestion
boorish • Crude was the word for him. Boorish.
uncouth • that oafish, uncouth person
unrefined • an unrefined boor
ribald • her ribald comments about a guest's body language
indelicate • She could not touch upon such an indelicate subject.
near the knuckle (informal)
tolerant • They need to be tolerant of different points of view.
open • the public's open and generous response to the appeal
liberal • She is known to have liberal views on abortion and contraception.
progressive • The children go to a progressive school.
open-minded • I have always been open-minded about sex.
permissive • Younger people are more likely to be permissive of sex and drugs.
unbiased • The researchers were expected to be unbiased.
broad-minded • You'll find me more broad-minded than you think.
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ampleIf you describe someone's figure as ample, you mean that they are large in a pleasant or attractive way.
• a young mother with a baby resting against her ample bosom
approximateAn approximate number, time, or position is close to the correct number, time, or position, but is not exact.
• The times are approximate only.
blatantYou use blatant to describe something bad that is done in an open or very obvious way.
• blatant elitism
Thesaurus for broad from the Collins English Thesaurus
having relatively great breadth or width