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