1. slender, thin, slim, spare, slight, gracile, narrow as an arrow, thin as six o'clock, slender as a thread; tapered, drawn out, fine-drawn, attenuated; narrowish, isthmian, narrow-gauged.
2. meager, scant, scanty, sparse, scrimpy, exiguous; pinched, cramped, confining, confined, crowded, incommodious, not roomy, Obs. incapacious, poor; close, near, tight, strait, straitened, close-fitting; diminished, reduced, squeezed.
3. conditioned, qualified, restricted, limited, constricted; exact, precise, nice, delicate, subtle, fine.
4. narrow-minded, prejudiced, illiberal. See narrow-minded
5. exclusive, exclusory, proscriptive, select, selective; limiting, restricting, defining, restrictive, definitive.
6. meticulous, exacting, scrupulous, conscientious; punctilious, particular, fussy, finicky, strict, rigid, demanding; searching, critical, attentive, scrutinizing.
7. attenuate, make thin, taper, hone down, pare or pare down; diminish, grow or become smaller or tighter, dwindle, thin, thin down; lessen, reduce, decrease, curtail, contract, constrict, draw in, go in; compress, squeeze, squeeze together; condense, concentrate, consolidate, draw together, pull in.
8. narrow down, qualify, condition, set limits on, Inf. box in; localize, pin down, fix, pinpoint, zero in on, put one's finger on, keep within bounds, keep from spreading, set the limits, limit; confine, hem, hem in, bound, pinch, constrain, tighten, straiten, circumscribe, mark off, stake out; define, determine, specify, simplify, reduce to essentials.
9. inlet, cove, arm of the sea, reach, creek, estuary, firth, fjord, strait or straits, narrows, euripus, sound; channel, way, passage, passageway, conduit, trough, ditch, trench; ingress, egress; waterway, water gate, watercourse, culvert, gully, gulch, canal, sluice, spillway, irrigation ditch; bottleneck, isthmus, pass, defile, ravine, gorge, arroyo, draw, passage.

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