Definition of "narrowness" []

  • Small in breadth, esp in comparison to length (adjective)
  • Limited in range or extent (adjective)
  • Limited in outlook; lacking breadth of vision (adjective)
  • Limited in means or resources; meagre (adjective)
  • Barely adequate or successful (esp in the phrase a narrow escape) (adjective)
  • Painstakingly thorough; minute (adjective)
  • Denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money, and banks' balances (adjective)
  • Overcareful with money; parsimonious (adjective)
  • Relating to or denoting a transcription used to represent phonetic rather than phonemic distinctions (adjective)
  • (of agricultural feeds) especially rich in protein (adjective)
  • To make or become narrow; limit; restrict (verb)
  • A narrow place, esp a pass or strait (noun)
  • The state of being narrow (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A constriction (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "narrowness" in a sentence
  • "He regretted what he termed the narrowness of the Public"
  • "Indeed, her lifelong familiarity with what she termed the narrowness of a small community made her the more intolerant, now that its groove was closing about her for a second time."
  • "Southern jealousy in this regard ultimated inevitably in Southern narrowness,"