Synonyms for sweeping

Synonyms for (noun) sweeping

Synonyms: sweeping

Definition: the act of cleaning with a broom

Similar words: cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

Definition: the act of making something clean

Usage: he gave his shoes a good cleaning

Synonyms for (adj) sweeping

Synonyms: sweeping, wholesale

Definition: ignoring distinctions

Usage: sweeping generalizations; wholesale destruction

Similar words: indiscriminate

Definition: not marked by fine distinctions

Usage: indiscriminate reading habits; an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles

Synonyms: sweeping

Definition: taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination

Usage: a sweeping glance; a wide-sweeping view of the river

Similar words: broad, wide

Definition: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

Usage: wide roads; a wide necktie; wide margins; three feet wide; a river two miles broad; broad shoulders; a broad river

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