narrowness narrowness  /ˈnɛ roʊ nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the property of being narrow; having little width
  2. (n) an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
  3. (n) a restriction of range or scope
  4. (n) a small margin

Usage(s):

  1. Yet some also think his narrowness crippled his church.
  2. Despite the narrowness of his victory, and after only seven weeks on the job, Caldera has already made a notable start toward fulfilling his promise of el cambio.
  3. Some Soviets acknowledge the problem that their leaders' age and narrowness of experience creates.

News

  • Why Science and Politics Don’t Mix

    Steven Pinker, professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of such popular science books as “The Blank Slate,” recently wrote an essay for the New Republic in defense of science. From left and right, he notes, from intellectuals as well as from anti-intellectuals, science is under attack for its arrogance, vulgarity and narrowness of vision.
    on August 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "Jews, Muslims and Christians alike call this city their spiritual home...... There should be no place within these walls for narrowness, discrimination, violence and injustice," Benedict said. "Believers in a God of mercy ...... must be the...
    on May 12, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Aljazeera.net

  2. "I think that it demonstrates a narrowness of mind and arrogance that is unacceptable...... What they're saying is that if you don't share the separatist option, then we don't believe that you belong in contemporary Quebec," Martin said.
    on Dec 5, 2005 By: Paul Martin Source: CBC.ca

  3. "Many evangelicals have begun elbowing against the narrowness of the religious right, becoming more globally focused and more likely to consider themselves 'pro-life and pro-poor.' Depending on your perspective, this may be creeping liberalism or...
    on Nov 5, 2006 By: Michael Gerson Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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