Definition of 'widespread'
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Anger about sovereignty and free movement of people is widespread. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This obviously didn’t lead to widespread public support for the miners in their struggles. Smithsonian Mag (2017)There was widespread unemployment and corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The comments provoked widespread criticism, and she apologised. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This led to new building techniques, including the widespread use of brick. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A poll carried out for the charity found a widespread belief that care homes are poor environments for the elderly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Despite widespread support, the government opposed it and Labour bottled out. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The figures come as the prison service struggles with staff cuts, gang violence and the widespread availability of so-called legal highs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The judge also said the widespread use of trains using driver operation is perfectly safe both in Southern and elsewhere in the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The clampdown from regulators follows widespread criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With the more widespread use of natural colours it is finding a new use in meat products. E For Additives (1987)There is a widespread belief in the party that it has become too influential over foreign policy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)No wonder so many people report a widespread lack of trust or respect in the police. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We delivered on time with proposals that commanded widespread support. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It received two detailed emails alleging widespread corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The widespread availability of drugs in prisons makes it a wholly unsuitable environment for treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The figures seem to contradict widespread concerns that consumers would cut back amid the economic gloom. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There was an operation to disperse fog but it was not in widespread use at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)New evidence suggests the stolen organs scandal may be more widespread than many people think. The Sun (2012)The move has won widespread support from other academics and human rights groups. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His claims of conspiracy with players on other teams imply widespread corruption. The Sun (2012)For the first time a religious opinion poll was taken and its finding caused widespread concern. Christianity Today (2000)The large studies conducted during the first decade of widespread use are almost universally reassuring. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Five people behind the widespread scam were arrested this week by serious fraud investigators. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She said the camp had widespread local support. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The study highlights corruption 's widespread nature in global business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Because of that, there is bound to be widespread concern at this ruling. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A widespread belief that temperatures during the firestorm were high enough to reduce bodies to ash was also rejected. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Iran insists that its nuclear programme is peaceful but there is a widespread belief that Tehran is intent on building a bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Violence is being fuelled by the widespread availability of legal highs, according to a report published by the Commons justice select committee. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some countries do continue to use subjects but the widespread use of areas elsewhere suggests that they are, as a minimum, worthy of our consideration. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'widespread'
British English: widespread /ˈwaɪdˌsprɛd/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is widespread exists or happens over a large area or to a very great extent.
Food shortages are widespread.
- American English: widespread
- Arabic: مُنْتَشِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: difundido
- Chinese: 普遍的
- Croatian: rasprostranjen
- Czech: rozšířený všeobecný
- Danish: udbredt
- Dutch: wijdverspreid
- European Spanish: generalizado
- Finnish: laajalle levinnyt
- French: répandu
- German: weitverbreitet
- Greek: διαδεδομένος
- Italian: diffuso
- Japanese: 広まった
- Korean: 넓게 퍼진
- Norwegian: utbredt
- Polish: rozprzestrzeniony
- European Portuguese: difundido
- Romanian: vast
- Russian: широко распространенный
- Spanish: generalizado
- Swedish: vidsträckt
- Thai: แพร่ไปทั่ว
- Turkish: yaygın
- Ukrainian: поширений
- Vietnamese: lan rộng
Definition of widespread from the Collins English Dictionary
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