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broadly Syllabification: broad·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈbrôdlē/

Definition of broadly in English:


1In general and with the exception of minor details: the climate is broadly similar in the two regions
More example sentences
  • No doubt there are more but, broadly speaking, the situation is this, we would submit.
  • There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of relativism, cultural and cognitive.
  • And hence the proper way to arrive at such a criterion is, broadly speaking, inductive.
in general, on the whole, as a rule, in the main, mainly, predominantly;
loosely, roughly, approximately
2Widely and openly: he was grinning broadly
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  • The teenager, who plays Harry, grinned broadly and posed for the cameras.
  • The Expert Temp grinning broadly behind the staff member sensed this, and leered at me.
  • When he heard about this seemingly overdue admission by the trainer, Carberry grinned broadly.
widely, openly
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