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Synonyms for broken

Synonyms for (adjective) broken

Synonyms: broken Definition: not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly Usage: broken lines of defense; a broken cable transmission; broken sleep; tear off the stub above the broken line; a broken note; broken sobs

Similar words: broken-field Definition: varying in direction suddenly and frequently Usage: broken-field running

Similar words: dotted, dashed Definition: having gaps or spaces Usage: sign on the dotted line

Similar words: interrupted, off-and-on, fitful Definition: intermittently stopping and starting Usage: fitful (or interrupted) sleep; off-and-on static

Similar words: halting Definition: fragmentary or halting from emotional strain Usage: uttered a few halting words of sorrow

Synonyms: broken Definition: lacking a part or parts Usage: a broken set of encyclopedia

Similar words: uncomplete, incomplete Definition: not complete or total; not completed Usage: an incomplete account of his life; political consequences of incomplete military success; an incomplete forward pass

Synonyms: broken Definition: discontinuous Usage: broken clouds; broken sunshine

Similar words: distributed Definition: spread out or scattered about or divided up

Synonyms: broken, busted Definition: out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken') Usage: a broken washing machine; the coke machine is broken; the coke machine is busted

Similar words: damaged Definition: harmed or injured or spoiled Usage: I won't buy damaged goods; the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings

Synonyms: impoverished, broken, wiped out Definition: destroyed financially Usage: the broken fortunes of the family

Similar words: destroyed Definition: spoiled or ruined or demolished Usage: war left many cities destroyed; Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind

Synonyms: broken Definition: weakened and infirm Usage: broken health resulting from alcoholism

Similar words: impaired Definition: diminished in strength, quality, or utility Usage: impaired eyesight

Synonyms: disordered, confused, upset, broken Definition: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion Usage: troops fleeing in broken ranks; a confused mass of papers on the desk; the small disordered room; with everything so upset

Similar words: disorganised, disorganized Definition: lacking order or methodical arrangement or function Usage: a disorganized enterprise; a thousand pages of muddy and disorganized prose; she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate

Synonyms: broken Definition: imperfectly spoken or written Usage: broken English

Similar words: imperfect Definition: not perfect; defective or inadequate Usage: had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities; imperfect mortals; drainage here is imperfect

Synonyms: humbled, humiliated, crushed, broken, low Definition: subdued or brought low in condition or status Usage: brought low; a broken man; his broken spirit

Similar words: humble Definition: marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful Usage: a humble apology; essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions- B.K.Malinowski

Synonyms: broken, rugged Definition: topographically very uneven Usage: broken terrain; rugged ground

Similar words: unsmooth, rough Definition: having or caused by an irregular surface Usage: trees with rough bark; rough ground; rough skin; rough blankets; his unsmooth face

Synonyms: broken, broken in Definition: tamed or trained to obey Usage: a horse broken to the saddle; this old nag is well broken in

Similar words: tame, tamed Definition: brought from wildness into a domesticated state Usage: tame animals; fields of tame blueberries