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sweeping

Pronunciation: /ˈswiːpɪŋ/

Translation of sweeping in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [movement] amplio; [gesture] dramático, histriónico
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (indiscriminate) [pejorative/peyorativo] that's rather a sweeping statement, isn't it? ¿no estás generalizando demasiado? he often made sweeping generalizations a menudo caía en burdas generalizaciones
    Example sentences
    • The only possible exception to this sweeping statement would be Karl Marx - and Marx himself was heavily influenced by Hegel.
    • Making a generalised and sweeping statement on every politician and the whole system was an irresponsible act.
    • There was a general sweeping statement, because, of course, it does not have the World Health Organization findings.
    1.3 (overwhelming) [victory] arrollador, aplastante 1.4 (far-reaching) [reforms/changes] radical; [powers] amplio
    Example sentences
    • The government plans to give sweeping powers to a wide range of organisations to spy on us.
    • Berlusconi then reverted to his normal strategy by pleading for several more years to put into effect the sweeping reforms he had promised on his election.
    • There is a well-known method for examining deaths involving a range of sweeping issues - the provincial inquest system.

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