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What is the opposite of sweeping?

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Adjective
Opposite of wide in range, scope or effect
Adjective
Opposite of extending over, or covering, a long, continuous space, curve or scope
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(of a statement) Opposite of taking no account of particular cases or exceptions
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Opposite of prevalent over a whole place, community, country, or the world, especially of a disease
Adjective
Opposite of including or considering all elements or aspects
Adjective
Opposite of to an overwhelming, or broad extent
“He was fortunate that the negative impact of his actions was localized within the community.”
Adjective
Opposite of used or accepted broadly by most people
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Opposite of having a large scope or range
“Decision-making is so much easier when you only have a limited set of choices to choose from.”
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Opposite of extensive or comprehensive in scope
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Opposite of having a wide scope or range of activity
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Opposite of comprehensive and far-reaching in nature
“Given the functions and the scripts introduced previously, you only need to make minor changes to the code to implement these steps.”
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Opposite of present, appearing, or found everywhere
“I don't mind freckles on my face, but the odd mole aggrieves me.”
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Opposite of stated in indefinite terms
“I was surprised at how detailed and specific the manual was.”
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Opposite of having, or consisting of, wide and open spaces
“Smoking in any enclosed public area is banned within this section.”
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Opposite of a hefty amount or abundant
“Only an insignificant amount of the mass of the atom is associated with electrons.”
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Opposite of including all the services or items normally expected or required
“The achievement has now put him in an elite and exclusive club of players who have attained multiple Grand Slams in a single calendar year.”
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Opposite of complete with regard to every detail
“He was relieved a minute later when the soldier left after only a cursory check of the room, seeming completely unsuspicious.”
Adjective
Opposite of forceful, dynamic or vigorous in nature
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Opposite of involving or affecting large numbers of people or things
“A lone figure stood at the edge of the bracken, slender and tall, clothed in rough wool layers.”
Adjective
Opposite of having one or more bends or angles
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Opposite of approximate or nearly correct in accuracy
“A platform and an offset handle are designed to provide additional leverage to ensure a quality, precise cut.”
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Opposite of involving a full or complete view or approach
“The atomistic approach is advantageous particularly when solving the whole modeling problem would be too time-consuming.”
Adjective
(of knowledge) Opposite of characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
“With only a superficial understanding of their position, students present their arguments half-heartedly.”
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Opposite of absolute or total in degree, level or extent
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Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Opposite of vigorous, enthusiastic, and without compromise
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Opposite of finished, having reached an end or conclusion
“Pritchard was in no mood to deal with the unfinished construction of the new bridge.”
Adjective
Opposite of complicated in nature
“He underwent minor surgery and was back to his feet in no time.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to arc or turn away from a straight line or course
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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