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synonyms for sweeping

  • across-the-board
  • all-encompassing
  • broad
  • comprehensive
  • exhaustive
  • extensive
  • radical
  • thorough
  • wholesale
  • blanket
  • complete
  • exaggerated
  • full
  • general
  • overall
  • overdrawn
  • overstated
  • all-around
  • all-embracing
  • all-inclusive
  • all-out
  • bird's-eye
  • global
  • inclusive
  • indiscriminate
  • out-and-out
  • thorough-going
  • unqualified
  • vast
  • wall-to-wall
  • whole-hog
  • wide
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antonyms for sweeping

MOST RELEVANT
  • narrow
  • partial
  • restricted
  • superficial
  • incomplete
  • needy
  • specific
  • exclusive
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How to use sweeping in a sentence

These sweeping observations are, disappointingly, the most thorough analysis Ehrlich provides on climate change as a whole.
WHAT GRETEL EHRLICH GETS WRONG ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGEERIN BERGERFEBRUARY 8, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The big influencers on state privacy bills are Europe’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation and California’s now-strengthened privacy law.
CHEAT SHEET: WHAT TO EXPECT IN STATE AND FEDERAL PRIVACY REGULATION IN 2021KATE KAYEFEBRUARY 1, 2021DIGIDAY
It’s critical that advertisers take their exclusions seriously and understand what the implications of broad-sweeping exclusions can mean for their brands and their metrics.
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The sweeping social and economic transformation that scientists say is needed to attack the problem will require a global effort.
HOW TO STOP YOUR HOUSE’S EXPENSIVE DRAFTS — AND SAVE THE PLANETSARAH KAPLANJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The distribution of funding for health care providers is just one example of complications with the sweeping $2 trillion CARES Act.
HOW THE CARES ACT FORGOT AMERICA’S MOST VULNERABLE HOSPITALSBY BRIANNA BAILEY, THE FRONTIERJANUARY 26, 2021PROPUBLICA
Some LGBT rights attorneys have said the sweeping high court decision could be interpreted to cover areas beyond just employment discrimination and would likely protect LGBTQ people living in states that have yet to pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws.
D.C., MD., DEL. WIN HIGHEST LGBTQ EQUALITY INDEX SCORELOU CHIBBARO JR.JANUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Getting ahead of the most destructive fires will require not simply new computational tools but a sweeping change in how forests are managed.
WHAT THE COMPLEX MATH OF FIRE MODELING TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA’S FORESTSAMY NORDRUMJANUARY 18, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Historians say sweeping closures to the Mall would be unprecedented since inaugurations were first staged on the West Front of the Capitol in 1981.
INAUGURATION DAY CLOSURES EXPECTED TO INCLUDE THE MALL, MAJOR BRIDGESEMILY DAVIES, JUSTIN JOUVENALJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A wide, sweeping experiment in tolerance is at the heart of “Under the Rainbow” by Celia Lasky.
BEST BOOKS OF 2020TERRI SCHLICHENMEYERJANUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
While they were in a tank, the octopuses explored normal surfaces without terpenoids using broad, sweeping arm movements.
TOUCHING ALLOWS OCTOPUSES TO PRE-TASTE THEIR FOODJONATHAN LAMBERTJANUARY 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO SWEEPING

  • all
  • all-embracing
  • all-encompassing
  • all-inclusive
  • blanket
  • broad
  • broad in content
  • complete
  • comprehensive
  • encompassing
  • everything
  • extensive
  • global
  • including all categories
  • including all members
  • panoptic
  • sweeping
  • total
  • wide
  • widespread
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