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sweepingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈswiː.pɪŋ/

sweeping adjective [before noun] (GENERAL)

affecting many things or people; large: It is obvious that sweeping changes are needed in the legal system. We need to make sweeping cuts to our budget.sweeping statement/generalization disapproving something that you say or write that is too general and that has not been carefully thought about: Sweeping generalizations about this complex and difficult situation are not helpful.

sweeping adjective [before noun] (WIN)

A sweeping win or victory is an easy or complete win: The party have failed to win the sweeping victory they expected.
Translations of “sweeping”
in Chinese (Traditional) 廣泛的, 影響廣泛的,大的…
in Russian радикальный…
in Turkish her şeyi herkesi etkisi altına alan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 广泛的, 影响广泛的,大的…
in Polish gruntowny, radykalny…
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