from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Somewhat broad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rather broad; moderately broad.


broad +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)


  • I am at present a middle-aged man of a broadish build, in cords, leggings, and a sleeved waistcoat the strings of which is always gone behind.

    Doctor Marigold

  • Away below me I saw another broadish valley, and it occurred to me that if I crossed it

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • We crawled along a broadish wall, with an inch or two of powdery snow on it, and then up a sloping buttress on to the flat roof of the house.


  • The third still presented her back to him — a sturdy, broadish back, topped by


  • In the distance a broadish, reddish river flowed east.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • For example, the entrance — or should I say the exit? — of a broadish little river is just away on the south bank.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The figure was visible — that of a short broadish man, with a mass of cloaks, rugs, and mufflers across his arm.

    Wylder's Hand

  • This was a broadish path that seemed to have seen a lot of use recently, to judge by the broken branches on either side of it.

    Doctor’s Orders

  • Knox, as we are told by a surviving contemporary (who enclosed a portrait of him along with the description), was a man of slightly less than middle height, but with broadish shoulders, limbs well put together, and long fingers.

    John Knox

  • Vertically out of the cocoa-nut rises a pipe which ends in a long bowl holding the _Tambac_, which is a second species of tobacco having broadish yellow leaves worked up with wet.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

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