Definition of widespread in English:

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widespread

Pronunciation: /ˈwīdˌspred/

adjective

Found or distributed over a large area or number of people: there was widespread support for the war
More example sentences
  • He is sure to garner widespread support from across all sections of club rugby.
  • Unions have formed an action group to fight the proposals and claim widespread support.
  • What all these countries have in common is widespread unemployment and illiteracy.
Synonyms
general, extensive, universal, common, global, worldwide, international, omnipresent, ubiquitous, across the board, blanket, sweeping, wholesale;
predominant, prevalent, rife, broad, rampant, pervasive

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Syllabification: wide·spread

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