Adjective "Sprawling" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Sprawling


    Definition:

    1. to be stretched or spread out in an unnatural or ungraceful manner: The puppy's legs sprawled in all directions.

    2. to sit or lie in a relaxed position with the limbs spread out carelessly or ungracefully: He sprawled across the bed.

    3. to spread out, extend, or be distributed in a straggling or irregular manner, as vines, buildings, handwriting, etc.

    4. to crawl awkwardly with the aid of all the limbs; scramble. verb (used with object)

    5. to stretch

    Origin:
    sprawl

    Examples:

    "nations can be sprawling."

    "cities can be sprawling."

    "countries can be sprawling."

    "camps can be sprawling."

    "complexes can be sprawling."

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