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  Definition of broken
  1. physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"; "children from broken homes"; "a broken marriage"; "a broken heart"
  2. (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"
  3. not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"
  4. lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia"
  5. discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"
  6. out of working order (`busted'' is an informal substitute for `broken''); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"
  7. destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"
  8. weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism"
  9. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"
  10. imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English"
  11. subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"
  12. topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"
  13. tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"
Similar Words: unkept, busted, wiped out(p), impoverished, confused, disordered, upset, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low, rugged, broken in

 

See Also: damaged, imperfect, injured, unsound, discontinuous, noncontinuous

 

Attributes: integrity, unity, wholeness

 

 
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