Definition of sweeping in English:

sweeping

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Pronunciation: /ˈswiːpɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • 1Extending or performed in a long, continuous curve: sweeping, desolate moorlands a smooth sweeping motion
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    • This was previously Ben Stevenson's place, she says, her buff arms extending in a sweeping motion to encompass the townhouse living room.
    • A rich brew of extended lines, sweeping curves, off-kilter balances, de Schynkel's vocabulary is expressive without being literal.
    • High above Kresna, we were following a trail through the foothills of Pirin, and were being treated to a sweeping panorama that seemingly extended all the way to Greece.
    Synonyms
    broad, extensive, expansive, vast, spacious, roomy, boundless, panoramic

noun

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  • Dirt or refuse collected by sweeping: the sweepings from the house
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    • Grading land with yard rubbish, sweepings, and other refuse also planted weeds and seeds on vacant land.
    • And he walked right through my sweepings. ‘Look at this stuff,’ he said, kicking it away.’
    • Sadly, if it continues, that is what is threatening to become of the great Liberal Party tradition: a cold-hearted butcher to the withering slab of the Australian body, and the public get sausages for policy from the sweepings off the floor.

Derivatives

sweepingly

adverb
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  • From there it proceeded rather tamely and conventionally, with piano first and then both instruments, from which develops a dialog and soon gentle, even sweepingly melodic sections.
  • I'll respect Sean to kindly stop using my name as associated with any sweepingly inaccurate positions as he sees fit.
  • The perception of the West as a capitalist and deeply materialistic place should not be sweepingly applied.

sweepingness

noun

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