What is the opposite of sweeping?

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Opposite of wide in range or effect
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Opposite of extending or performed in a long, continuous curve
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(of a statement) Opposite of taking no account of particular cases or exceptions
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Opposite of being predominant across, or applying to, a broad spectrum
“His dissent gives a clear insight into his limited, narrow view of individual liberties.”
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Opposite of to an overwhelming, or broad extent
“He was fortunate that the negative impact of his actions was localized within the community.”
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Opposite of significantly broad in extent
“Those species endemic to a very limited area are often most threatened by the collection of plants from the wild.”
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Opposite of a hefty amount or abundant
“Only an insignificant amount of the mass of the atom is associated with electrons.”
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Opposite of present, appearing, or found everywhere
“I don't mind freckles on my face, but the odd mole aggrieves me.”
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Opposite of stated in indefinite terms
“I was surprised at how detailed and specific the manual was.”
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(of space) Opposite of unenclosed or not built-up
“Smoking in any enclosed public area is banned within this section.”
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Opposite of forceful
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Opposite of complete with regard to every detail
“He was relieved a minute later when the soldier left after only a cursory check of the room, seeming completely unsuspicious.”
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Opposite of involving or affecting large numbers of people or things
“A lone figure stood at the edge of the bracken, slender and tall, clothed in rough wool layers.”
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Opposite of having a curve or curves
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Opposite of having a wide scope or range of activity
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Opposite of approximate or nearly correct in accuracy
“A platform and an offset handle are designed to provide additional leverage to ensure a quality, precise cut.”
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Opposite of vigorous, enthusiastic, and without compromise
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Opposite of graceful and fluent
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Opposite of involving a full or complete view or approach
“The atomistic approach is advantageous particularly when solving the whole modeling problem would be too time-consuming.”
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(of knowledge) Opposite of characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
“With only a superficial understanding of their position, students present their arguments half-heartedly.”
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Opposite of made larger; enlarged
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Opposite of curved
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Opposite of finished, having reached an end or conclusion
“Pritchard was in no mood to deal with the unfinished construction of the new bridge.”
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Opposite of complicated in nature
“He underwent minor surgery and was back to his feet in no time.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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Opposite of present participle for to arc or turn away from a straight line or course
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Opposite of present participle for to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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