Definitions

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  • adj. sprawling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. spread out irregularly

Etymologies

sprawl +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If other countries were as wealthy as the U.S., had as much land suitable for development as the U.S., and were less contrained by historical circumstances such as road widths established in medieval times, they would probably be just as sprawly as the U.S.

    Matthew Yglesias » All Planning is Planning

  • To the extent that European nations and other advanced democracies are less sprawly and less car-oriented than the U.S., the difference is mainly the result of geography, income and historical contingency, not preference.

    Matthew Yglesias » All Planning is Planning

  • The urban form is the environmental form and we are still committed to making our region be even more sprawly than it now is.

    By Far the Largest Share « PubliCola

  • PSRC's forecasting assumes quite large increases in the region's population, and since GHG emissions are a global problem, every person who moves in from an area that does worse (like the sprawly cities that many Seattle transplants come from) will represent a net improvement in overall GHG emissions.

    PSRC Plan Avoids Climate Reality « PubliCola

  • We are simply adding a bit of rail to what will remain a sprawly road based system.

    Why I Choose to Live Carfree « PubliCola

  • Sunset is a bit sprawly, in an attractive way, unlike Firefly which is redder in winter but more upright.

    Foliage? In January? « Fairegarden

  • Happy birthday, you crazy big sprawly central Canadian city!

    happy belated birthday toronto

  • “The spider?” said I. “The blotchy, sprawly, sulky fellow.”

    Great Expectations

  • It is a sprawly place, with no apparent urban planning.

    Archive 2004-03-01

  • All that night the sprawly writing on the pages, the constant mistakes in spelling and grammar, and the weird punctuation danced before his eyes.

    Flappers and Philosophers

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