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sweeping

  

      adj  
1    comprehensive and wide-ranging  
sweeping reforms     
2    indiscriminate or without reservations  
sweeping statements     
3    decisive or overwhelming  
a sweeping victory     
4    taking in a wide area  
a sweeping glance     
5    driving steadily onwards, esp. over a large area  
a sweeping attack     
  sweepingly      adv  
  sweepingness      n  
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n.
The state of being acceptable or officially true; the statement that is powerful to convince someone something is right.
n.
an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud
[informal] From 'humble'+'brag'. Ex: She got on my nerves; it was like her selfies, humblebrags and rants weren't enough to satisfy her craving for attention!
v.
make an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement with the actual intention of drawing attention to something of which one is proud.
[informal] From 'humble'+'brag'. Ex: As a comment to the selfie she posted on her facebook page, she humblebragged about how 'awful' she looks without any make-up.
n.
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
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