sweeping
1. [ adjective ] moving in a wide curve
Examples:

"sweeping strokes"

Related terms: moving
2. [ adjective ] taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination
Examples:

"a sweeping glance" "a wide-sweeping view of the river"

Related terms: wide
3. [ noun ] the act of cleaning with a broom
Related terms: cleaning sweep
4. [ adjective ] ignoring distinctions
Synonyms: wholesale
Examples:

"indiscriminate slaughter of a population" "sweeping generalizations" "wholesale destruction"

Related terms: indiscriminate
5. [ adjective ] having broad range or effect
Synonyms: extensive far-reaching
Examples:

"had extensive press coverage" "far-reaching changes in the social structure" "sweeping reforms"

Related terms: comprehensive
6. [ adjective ] having broad range or effect
Synonyms: extensive far-reaching
Examples:

"had extensive press coverage" "far-reaching changes in the social structure" "sweeping reforms"

Related terms: comprehensive
Similar spelling:   sweepingly
  seeping
  swabbing