SWEEPING: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SWEEPING?

Need another word that means the same as “sweeping”? Find 49 synonyms and 30 related words for “sweeping” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Sweeping” are: wholesale, broad, extensive, expansive, vast, spacious, roomy, boundless, panoramic, wide-ranging, global, wide, comprehensive, all-inclusive, all-embracing, worldwide, catholic, exhaustive, pervasive, overwhelming, decisive, thorough, complete, total, absolute, out-and-out, thoroughgoing, unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, unqualified, plenary, blanket, general, inclusive, indiscriminate, universal, oversimplified, imprecise, debris, waste, waste matter, refuse, litter, scrap, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage

Sweeping as a Noun

Definitions of "Sweeping" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “sweeping” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • The act of cleaning with a broom.
  • Dirt or refuse collected by sweeping.

Synonyms of "Sweeping" as a noun (10 Words)

debrisLoose natural material consisting especially of broken pieces of rock.
A stable arrangement of planets comets and debris orbiting the sun.
flotsam and jetsamThe floating wreckage of a ship.
litterA number of young animals born to an animal at one time.
The spiders live in leaf litter.
lumberThe wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material.
refuseFood that is discarded (as from a kitchen.
rubbleWaste or rough fragments of stone, brick, concrete, etc., especially as the debris from the demolition of buildings.
The tower is built of stone rubble faced with ashlar.
scrapA small fragment of something broken off from the whole.
He filled Sammy s bowls with fresh water and scraps.
waste(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect.
The trackless wastes of the desert.
waste matterAny materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted.
wreckageThe remaining parts of something that has been wrecked.
Firemen had to cut him free from the wreckage of the car.

Usage Examples of "Sweeping" as a noun

  • The sweepings from the house.

Sweeping as an Adjective

Definitions of "Sweeping" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “sweeping” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Ignoring distinctions.
  • Wide in range or effect.
  • (of a statement) taking no account of particular cases or exceptions; too general.
  • Extending or performed in a long, continuous curve.
  • Taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination.

Synonyms of "Sweeping" as an adjective (39 Words)

absolute(of an adjective) used without an expressed noun (e.g. the brave).
Dom Miguel proclaimed himself absolute monarch.
all-embracingBroad in scope or content- T.G.Winner.
all-inclusiveBroad in scope or content- T.G.Winner.
blanketBroad in scope or content- T.G.Winner.
Blanket sanctions against human rights violators.
boundlessSeemingly boundless in amount number degree or especially extent.
Children with boundless energy.
broadShowing or characterized by broad mindedness.
The company has a broad range of experience.
catholicOf or relating to or supporting Catholicism.
Catholic in one s tastes.
completePerfect and complete in every respect having all necessary qualities.
The house comes complete with gas central heating and double glazing.
comprehensive(of motor-vehicle insurance) providing cover for most risks, including damage to the policyholder’s own vehicle.
A comprehensive survey.
An able and decisive young woman.
exhaustiveIncluding or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive.
The guide outlines every bus route in exhaustive detail.
expansive(of a person or their manner) relaxed and genially frank and communicative.
Expansive beaches.
extensiveLarge in amount or scale.
An extensive Roman settlement in northwest England.
generalPrevailing among and common to the general public.
A general anesthetic.
globalHaving the shape of a sphere or ball.
Global monetary policy.
impreciseNot precise.
The witness could give only vague and imprecise descriptions.
inclusiveNot excluding any of the parties or groups involved in something.
This is a testament to the inclusive environment fostered at our school.
indiscriminateNot marked by fine distinctions.
An indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles.
out-and-outBeing out or having grown cold.
oversimplifiedSimplified to such an extent that a distorted impression is given.
An oversimplified view of human personality.
overwhelming(especially of an emotion) very strong.
She felt an overwhelming desire to giggle.
panoramicAs from an altitude or distance.
A panoramic view.
pervasive(especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
Ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society.
plenaryUnqualified; absolute.
A plenary session of the legislature.
roomy(especially of accommodation) having plenty of room; spacious.
A roomy but sparsely furnished apartment.
spacious(of buildings and rooms) having ample space.
The hotel has a spacious lounge and TV room.
thoroughComplete with regard to every detail; not superficial or partial.
Thoroughgoing research.
thoroughgoingWithout qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.
A thoroughgoing chocoholic.
totalConstituting the full quantity or extent; complete.
A total failure.
unconditionalNot subject to any conditions.
Unconditional surrender.
universalDenoting or relating to a grammatical rule, set of rules, or other linguistic feature that is found in all languages.
Universal experience.
unlimitedHaving no limits in range or scope- Philip Rahv.
Offshore reserves of gas and oil are not unlimited.
unqualifiedNot competent or sufficiently knowledgeable to do something.
A wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband.
unrestrictedAccessible to all.
Unrestricted access to both military bases.
vastOf very great extent or quantity; immense.
The vast reaches of outer space.
wholesaleDone on a large scale; extensive.
The wholesale destruction of these animals by poachers.
wideFully open or extended.
His wide circle of friends.
wide-rangingWidely different.
worldwideOf worldwide scope or applicability Christopher Morley.
A worldwide epidemic.

Usage Examples of "Sweeping" as an adjective

  • A sweeping assertion.
  • Sweeping generalizations.
  • We cannot recommend any sweeping alterations.
  • A smooth sweeping motion.
  • Sweeping, desolate moorlands.
  • A wide-sweeping view of the river.
  • A sweeping glance.

Associations of "Sweeping" (30 Words)

algebraicOf or relating to algebra.
Algebraic geometry.
broadBroad in scope or content.
Our range of programmes comprises three broad categories.
broomSweep with a broom or as if with a broom.
brushThe act of brushing your hair.
A shaving brush.
brushingThe act of brushing your hair.
cleanRitually clean or pure.
A clean fuel.
cleanerA device for cleaning such as a vacuum cleaner.
She s one of the office cleaners.
cleaningThe act of making something clean.
The housekeeper will help with the cleaning.
commonplaceA notable passage in a work copied into a commonplace book.
Air travel has now become commonplace.
comprehensiveA comprehensive school.
He trained as an accountant after leaving the local comprehensive.
dustAn act of dusting.
Dust the bread with flour.
extensiveCovering or affecting a large area.
An extensive Roman settlement in northwest England.
generalizationReasoning from detailed facts to general principles.
Such anecdotes cannot be a basis for generalization.
janitorA person employed to look after a building; a caretaker.
maidA virgin.
Mary eventually managed to find a job as a maid.
mopTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop.
The kitchen needed a quick mop.
nationwideOccurring or extending throughout a country or nation.
It was broadcast nationwide.
overallA loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work.
The governors and head have overall responsibility for managing the school.
prevalenceThe ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population.
The prevalence of obesity in adults.
roomy(of buildings and rooms) having ample space.
A roomy but sparsely furnished apartment.
scrubAn act of scrubbing something or someone.
She was scrubbing herself down at the sink.
servantA devoted and helpful follower or supporter.
He was a great servant of the Labour Party.
simplisticTreating complex issues and problems as if they were much simpler than they really are.
A simplistic theory of the universe.
spaceAn empty area (usually bounded in some way between things.
They stopped at an open space in the jungle.
sweepClean by sweeping.
We could see a wide sweep of country perhaps a hundred miles across.
ubiquityThe state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once.
The ubiquity of mobile phones means you don t really need a watch.
vacuumClean with a vacuum cleaner.
The room needs to be vacuumed.
wagMove (an upwards-pointing finger) from side to side to signify disapproval.
The happy dog wagged his tail.
washThe erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water as from a roadway.
The sea began to wash along the decks.
widespreadFound or distributed over a large area or number of people.
There was widespread support for the war.

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