Synonyms of narrowing


1. narrowing, shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation

usage: an instance of becoming narrow

2. narrowing, decrease, decrement

usage: a decrease in width

3. narrowing, change of shape

usage: the act of making something narrower


1. narrow, contract, change

usage: make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"

2. pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify, determine

usage: define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"

3. specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down, change, alter, vary

usage: become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"

4. constrict, constringe, narrow, tighten

usage: become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted"


1. tapered, tapering, narrowing, narrow (vs. wide)

usage: becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"

2. constricting, constrictive, narrowing, narrow (vs. wide)

usage: (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom

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