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adjective as in broad

adjective as in gawky

adjective as in squat

verb as in flare

Strongest match

Strong matches

verb as in slant

verb as in slope


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Example Sentences

Draw each hand into a fist or, for fingertips, lift until you’re holding your bodyweight on your fingertips, with your fingers splayed open for stability.

On the decks, people were splayed out on their towels, lazily soaking up every ounce of sunshine, as if they had nowhere else to be.

A few possessions earlier, James had taken a foul to the face from Warriors forward Draymond Green that left him splayed out on the court and needing eye drops once he returned to the bench.

Girls, she explained, held their hands out at a distance, fingers splayed like a fan, to look at their nails.

Her legs gradually drew up, splaying her knees outward — and drawing her feet inward — as if in some cruel, lotus-like pose.

They are cut on the splay so that the front end is half the width of a header and one side half the length of the brick.

No variation, no change; the art of it is to keep almost to the same groove, and not to make the figure broad and splay.

The centre porch has twisted columns, which are carried round the splay of the arch.

Such a collection of splay feet, puffed joints, and misshapen limbs was assuredly never before made within so small a compass.

They are boldly splayed off, and in the middle of the splay is set a shaft, which finishes with a sculptured capital.

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On this page you'll find 289 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to splay, such as: deep, expansive, full, large, vast, and roomy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.