Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being broad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition or quality of being broad; breadth; coarseness; grossness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Breadth; extent from side to side.
  • n. Coarseness; grossness; indelicacy.

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

  • n. the property of being wide; having great width

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Examples

  • They listened with edification to the racy remarks of their hostess, voicing that theoretical "broadness" of opinion as to the conduct of life which, quite as much as the perfume which she always used, was a specialty of her provocative personality; they spoke now and then, to be sure, as she drew them into conversation, but their real intercourse was almost altogether silent.

    The Bent Twig

  • Moreover, the very indeterminateness of the dialect, the possibility of using varying degrees of "broadness," increased the facility of rhyming, and added notably to the ease and spontaneity of composition.

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • After Andreas saw the work going into the Genie and some of the other characters in Aladdin, he realized he couldn’t compete with that kind of broadness, so he decided to underplay Jafar.

    12th Marc Davis Celebration of Animation

  • My only real complaint is that too many of the parts are acted with all-but-cartoonish broadness.

    All Talking! All Laughing!

  • "Art," as I understand the term in its broadness, contradistinguishes from nature.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • The puritan streak in her training was astonished and shocked by some of the broadness; but she refused to sit in judgment.

    CHAPTER VIII

  • It retains a vestigial reputation for a kind of glamour, sophistication and broadness.

    Happy Days Aren't Here Again

  • Perhaps for this reason, I've detected that listeners adopt a broadness of the musical mind that they would otherwise not adopt at the symphony or in private listening on an MP3 player.

    What is the Organ?

  • Bright acidity cuts that broadness, bringing near-perfect balance.

    Tasting Notes

  • It should be tied to the ritual, draw on traditions that take us out of our own time, and give us a bridge to the broadness of whole of human experience and the whole of the history of our faith.

    The Main Objection to Sacred Music

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