Definition for NAR'ROW-NESS


  1. Smallness of breadth or distance from side to side; as, the narrowness of cloth, of a street or highway, of a stream or sea.
  2. Smallness of extent; contractedness; as, the narrowness of capacity or comprehension; narrowness of knowledge or attainments.
  3. Smallness of estate or means of living; poverty; as, the narrowness of fortune or of circumstances. South.
  4. Contractedness; penuriousness; covetousness; as, narrowness of heart.
  5. Illiberality; want of generous, enlarged or charitable views or sentiments; as, narrowness of mind or views.

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