Widespread - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪdspred|  American pronunciation of the word widespread
Brit.  |ˈwʌɪdsprɛd|  British pronunciation of the word widespread


- widely circulated or diffused

a widespread doctrine
widespread fear of nuclear war

- distributed over a considerable extent(syn: far-flung)

widespread nuclear fallout


There is widespread public interest in the election.

Trade partners had become more widespread.

There was widespread opposition to the plan.

There was widespread support for the war.

The storm caused widespread damage.

The country's poor sanitation practices have led to widespread disease.

The storm caused widespread loss of electricity.

There is widespread expectation that the strike will be settled soon.

The word has not yet won widespread currency.

War results in death and widespread destruction.

The rumors caused widespread alarm and concern.

There are rumors of widespread corruption in the city government.

Not incidentally, the market slump was followed by widespread layoffs.

the widespread canard that every lawyer is dishonest

...there was widespread disapprobation of their mixed marriage in that narrow-minded community...

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