Synonyms of narrow
1 thinDictionary • a woman with a full bust and hips and a narrow waist
thin • A thin cable carries the signal to a computer.
fine • The heat scorched the fine hairs on her arms.
lean • She watched the tall, lean figure step into the car.
slim • She is pretty, of slim build, with blue eyes.
slender • He gazed at her slender neck.
2 limitedDictionary • He squeezed his way along the narrow space between the crates.
tight • so many people in such a tight space
cramped • There are hundreds of families living in cramped conditions.
scanty • So far, what scanty evidence we have points to two subjects.
3 insularDictionary • a narrow and outdated view of family life
insular • The old image of the insular Brit is slowly starting to change.
prejudiced • Some landlords and landladies are racially prejudiced.
biased • The judge was biased.
partial • Some of the umpiring in the tournament was partial.
puritan • Paul has always had a puritan streak.
bigoted • He was bigoted and racist.
intolerant • intolerant attitudes towards non-Catholics
narrow-minded • He's just a narrow-minded bigot.
small-minded • their small-minded preoccupation with making money
illiberal • His views are markedly illiberal.
4 exclusiveDictionary • She achieved a fame that transcended the narrow world of avant-garde theatre.
exclusive • He is a member of Britain's most exclusive club.
limited • The shop has a very limited selection.
select • a meeting of a very select club
restricted • Every inch counts in this restricted space.
confined • His long legs were cramped in the confined space.
1 restrictDictionary • I don't want to narrow my options too early on. often with down
restrict • The shoulder straps restrict movement.
limit • He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
reduce • Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
diminish • Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
constrict • Senators crafting the bill were frequently constricted by budget limits.
circumscribe • The monarch's powers are circumscribed by Parliament.
2 get narrower • This sign means that the road narrows on both sides.
taper • The trunk doesn't taper very much.
shrink • The vast forests have shrunk.
tighten • He answered by tightening his grip on her shoulder.
constrict • Severe migraine can be treated with a drug which constricts the blood vessels.
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biasedIf someone is biased, they prefer one group of people to another, and behave unfairly as a result. You can also say that a process or system is biased.
• The judge was biased.
bigotedSomeone who is bigoted has strong, unreasonable prejudices or opinions and will not change them, even when they are proved to be wrong.
• He was bigoted and racist.
• The monarch's powers are circumscribed by Parliament.
Thesaurus for narrow from the Collins English Thesaurus
small in breadth, esp in comparison to length
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