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widespread

Line breaks: wide|spread
Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪdsprɛd
 
, -ˈsprɛd/

Definition of widespread in English:

adjective

Found or distributed over a large area or number of people: there was widespread support for the war drug use is widespread
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

Words that rhyme with widespread

wingspreadcornbread

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