Synonyms of broken
1 interruptedDictionary • nights of broken sleep
interrupted • He's had an interrupted training season.
incomplete • Some offices had incomplete information on spending.
intermittent • After three hours of intermittent rain, the game was abandoned.
fragmentary • The extant volume is fragmentary.
spasmodic • My husband's work was so spasmodic.
discontinuous • the discontinuous nature of the country's economic development
2 failedDictionary • the traumas of a broken marriage
unsuccessful • a second unsuccessful operation on his knee
abortive • an abortive attempt to prevent him from taking office
ending in divorce
3 imperfectDictionary • Eric could only respond in broken English.
halting • The officer replied in halting German.
4 smashedDictionary • Damp air came through the broken window.
burst • a burst tyre
5 defectiveDictionary • a broken guitar and a rusty snare drum
defective • Retailers can return defective merchandise.
imperfect • We live in an imperfect world.
out of order • The phone is out of order.
on the blink (slang) • an old TV that's on the blink
on its last legs
kaput (informal) • His film career was kaput.
6 violated • History is made up of broken promises.
7 defeatedDictionary • He looked a broken man.
defeated • He'll be disinclined to treat a defeated enemy with leniency.
beaten • They had looked a beaten side with just seven minutes left.
demoralized • the legitimate grievances of a demoralized workforce
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abortiveAn abortive attempt or action is unsuccessful.
• an abortive attempt to prevent him from taking office
• They had looked a beaten side with just seven minutes left.
bumpyA bumpy road or path has a lot of bumps on it.
• bumpy cobbled streets
Thesaurus for broken from the Collins English Thesaurus
fractured, smashed, or splintered