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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr-ree-ching]
    • /ˈfɑrˈri tʃɪŋ/
    • /ˌfɑːˈriː.tʃɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-ree-ching]
    • /ˈfɑrˈri tʃɪŋ/

Definitions of far-reaching word

  • adjective far-reaching extending far in influence, effect, etc.: the far-reaching effect of his speech. 1
  • adjective far-reaching having an extensive influence 1
  • adjective far-reaching If you describe actions, events, or changes as far-reaching, you mean that they have a very great influence and affect a great number of things. 0
  • adjective far-reaching extensive in influence, effect, or range 0
  • adjective far-reaching having a wide range, extent, influence, or effect 0
  • adjective far-reaching Having a broad or widespread range, scope or influence. 0

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Origin of far-reaching

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25

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Parts of speech for Far-reaching


far-reaching popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for far-reaching

adj far-reaching

  • pervasive — spread throughout: The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
  • important — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • significant — important; of consequence.
  • sweeping — of wide range or scope.
  • momentous — of great or far-reaching importance or consequence: a momentous day.

Antonyms for far-reaching

adj far-reaching

  • insignificant — unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
  • trivial — of very little importance or value; insignificant: Don't bother me with trivial matters.
  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • incomprehensible — impossible to understand or comprehend; unintelligible.
  • limited — confined within limits; restricted or circumscribed: a limited space; limited resources.

Top questions with far-reaching

  • what does far-reaching mean?
  • which was a far-reaching effect of the crusades?

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