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broken

[ broh-kuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF broken

Synonyms for broken

  • busted
  • collapsed
  • cracked
  • crippled
  • crumbled
  • crushed
  • damaged
  • defective
  • demolished
  • fractured
  • fragmented
  • injured
  • mangled
  • mutilated
  • ruptured
  • severed
  • shattered
  • smashed
  • burst
  • disintegrated
  • dismembered
  • hurt
  • pulverized
  • rent
  • riven
  • separated
  • shivered
  • shredded
  • slivered
  • split
  • fragmentary
  • in pieces
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Antonyms for broken

  • perfect
  • unbroken
  • OK
  • complete
  • connected
  • continuous
  • fixed
  • flowing
  • happy
  • kept
  • satisfied
  • uplifted
  • whole
  • working
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BROKEN

This time he did not desist until he had broken through the panel.

The narrative was broken off short by a cry of jubilee in the court.

To the east, plains for at least thirty miles, when broken ranges were visible.

Found the barometer had got broken, which I was very sorry for.

How lucky I did not write to my father that I had broken matters off.

A broken kitchen knife had been thrust through a bit of the paper on the box.

There is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken.

Mr. Gladstone, as he gleefully remarked the other day, has broken the record.

The bullets of the posse had neither torn a tendon nor broken a bone.

Master has come back, broken down the door, and she is gone!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., past participle adjective from break (v.). Broken record in reference to someone continually repeating the same thing is from 1944, in reference to scratches on records that cause the needle to jump back and repeat.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BROKEN

cleft

adjectiveseparated, split
  • broken
  • cloven
  • cracked
  • crannied
  • crenelated
  • parted
  • perforated
  • pierced
  • rent
  • riven
  • ruptured
  • separated
  • sundered
  • torn
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