Definition of narrowness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnærəʊnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæroʊnəs//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the fact of measuring a short distance from one side to the other, especially in relation to length The narrowness of the streets caused many traffic problems. opposite broadness
  2. 2[uncountable] the fact of only just being achieved or avoided We were surprised by the narrowness of our victory.
  3. 3[uncountable, singular] the fact of ignoring important issues or the opinions of other people His attitudes show a certain narrowness of mind. opposite broadness
  4. 4[uncountable] the fact of being limited in variety or numbers the narrowness of their interests opposite breadth (2)