(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. limited, restricted (see narrowness).
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Lacking breadth]
Syn. close, cramped, tight, confined, shrunken, compressed, slender, thin, fine, linear, threadlike, tapering, tapered, slim, spare, scant, scanty, incapacious, attenuated, strait, coarctate, lanky, spindling, small, meager; see also restricted .
Ant. broad, wide, extensive.
2. [Lacking tolerance]
Syn. dogmatic, narrow-minded, parochial; see conservative , conventional 3 , prejudiced .
3. [Lacking understanding]
Syn. ill-advised, imprudent, irrational; see stupid 1 .
4. [Lacking a comfortable margin]
Syn. close, near, precarious; see dangerous 1 , endangered , unsafe .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
attenuate, hone, diminish, thin, lessen, contract, constrict, compress, squeeze.
1. slim slender, thin, lean, spare, slight, attenuated.
2. confined cramped, tight, scant, sparse, meager, incapacious, close, incommodious, pinched.
3. narrow-minded prejudiced, bigoted, intolerant, small-minded.
ANT.: 1. fat, broad, wide. 2. capacious, roomy, spacious. 3. liberal, open-minded, tolerant
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Affording little room for movement: close, confining, cramped, crowded, snug, tight. See TIGHTEN. 2. Not broad or elevated in scope or understanding: limited, little, narrow-minded, petty, small, small-minded. See LIMITED, WIDE. 3. Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation: insular, limited, local, narrow-minded, parochial, provincial, small-town. See LIMITED. II verb To make smaller or narrower: constrict, constringe. See TIGHTEN, WIDE.

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