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SPRAWLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sprawling mean? 

SPRAWLING (noun)
  The noun SPRAWLING has 1 sense:

1. an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

  Familiarity information: SPRAWLING used as a noun is very rare.


SPRAWLING (adjective)
  The adjective SPRAWLING has 1 sense:

1. spreading out carelessly (as if wandering) in different directions

  Familiarity information: SPRAWLING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPRAWLING (noun)


Sense 1sprawling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

sprawling; sprawl

Hypernyms ("sprawling" is a kind of...):

attitude; position; posture (the arrangement of the body and its limbs)


SPRAWLING (adjective)


Sense 1sprawling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spreading out carelessly (as if wandering) in different directions

Synonyms:

sprawling; straggling; straggly

Context examples:

sprawling handwriting / straggling branches / straggly hair

Similar:

untidy (not neat and tidy)


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