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