What does narrowness mean?

Definitions for narrowness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrowness(noun)

    the property of being narrow; having little width

    "the narrowness of the road"

  2. narrow-mindedness, narrowness(noun)

    an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior

  3. narrowness(noun)

    a restriction of range or scope

    "the problem with achievement tests is the narrowness they impose on students"; "the attraction of the book is precisely its narrowness of focus"; "frustrated by the narrowness of people's horizons"

  4. narrow margin, narrowness, slimness(noun)

    a small margin

    "the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory"; "the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote"


  1. narrowness(Noun)

    a constriction

  2. narrowness(Noun)

    the state of being narrow

Webster Dictionary

  1. Narrowness(noun)

    the condition or quality of being narrow

  2. Origin: [AS. nearunes.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrowness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrowness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Red Skelton:

    Old age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

  2. Phillips Brooks:

    Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children.

  3. Joseph Conrad:

    As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.

  4. V Naipaul:

    Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.

  5. Pierre Trudeau:

    In the end, it's not really about Keystone. It's about judgment, it's about the narrowness that allowed one project in one industry - however large and important the project and industry - to define one of the most positive and prosperous bilateral relationships the world has ever known.

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