Need another word that means the same as “broadly”? Find 11 synonyms and 30 related words for “broadly” in this overview.
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The synonyms of “Broadly” are: broadly speaking, generally, loosely, in general, on the whole, as a rule, in the main, mainly, predominantly, widely, openly
Broadly as an Adverb
Definitions of "Broadly" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “broadly” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- Widely and openly.
- In a wide fashion.
- Without regard to specific details or exceptions.
- In general and without considering minor details.
Synonyms of "Broadly" as an adverb (11 Words)
|as a rule||To the same degree (often followed by `as.|
|broadly speaking||Without regard to specific details or exceptions.|
|generally||Without distinction of one from others.|
The term of a lease is generally 99 years.
|in general||To or toward the inside of.|
|in the main||To or toward the inside of.|
|loosely||In a way that is not firmly or tightly fixed or held together.|
Spinach can be packed loosely in a plastic bag.
|mainly||For the most part.|
He is mainly concerned with fiction.
|on the whole||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole’ is often used informally for `wholly.|
|openly||Without concealment, deception, or prevarication, especially where these might be expected; frankly or honestly.|
A lecturer who had openly criticized the government.
|predominantly||Much greater in number or influence.|
The patients are predominantly indigenous.
|widely||To or over a great extent or range; far.|
She was widely read.
Usage Examples of "Broadly" as an adverb
- He interprets the law broadly.
- Broadly speaking, the risks are as follows.
- He was grinning broadly.
- The climate is broadly similar in the two regions.
Associations of "Broadly" (30 Words)
|about||Used to indicate movement within an area.|
I ve had about all I can stand.
|almost||Not quite; very nearly.|
The place was almost empty.
|approximate||Located close together.|
I had to approximate the weight of my horse.
|approximately||Imprecise but fairly close to correct.|
Lasted approximately an hour.
|approximation||A value or quantity that is nearly but not exactly correct.|
Newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events.
|around||All around or on all sides.|
One of them was glancing nervously around.
|chiefly||For the most part.|
An audience consisting chiefly of women between the ages of 18 and 54.
|close||Come to a close.|
Close a wound.
|closely||In a close relation or position in time or space.|
The two companies collaborate closely.
|closeness||Close or warm friendship.|
The sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action.
|equidistant||The same distance apart at every point.|
The line joins together all points which are equidistant from the two axes.
|fractional||Relating to or expressed as a fraction, especially a fraction less than one.|
There was a fractional hesitation before he said yes.
|generally||Without regard to specific details or exceptions.|
A decade when France was moving generally to the left.
|largely||To a great extent; on the whole; mostly.|
He was soon arrested largely through the efforts of Tom Poole.
|mainly||More than anything else.|
The west will be mainly dry.
|mostly||As regards the greater part or number.|
The culprits are mostly but not exclusively male.
Don t shoot until they come near.
The nearby towns.
|nearly||(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.|
A rise of nearly 25 per cent.
|overwhelmingly||To a very great degree or with a great majority.|
The candy looked overwhelmingly desirable to the dieting man.
The strike lasted practically a fortnight.
|principally||For the most part.|
He was principally a landscape painter.
|proximate||Nearly accurate approximate.|
The fact that a storm may show up the poor condition of a flat roof does not signify that storm was the proximate cause of damage to it.
|proximity||A Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit.|
Do not operate microphones in close proximity to television sets.
|roughly||With roughness or violence rough is an informal variant for roughly.|
He was pushed roughly aside.
|similar||A person or thing similar to another.|
A soft cheese similar to Brie.
|some||To some extent quite a lot.|
They were here for some weeks.
|thereabout||Near that time or date.|
Come at noon or thereabouts.
|usually||Under normal conditions; generally.|
He usually arrives home about one o clock.
The college became virtually bankrupt.