[belief, practice, fear, feeling] répandu (e)
→ There is a widespread feeling that ...
[use, corruption, opposition, availability] généralisé (e)
→ Food shortages are widespread
→ They had accused the government of widespread corruption.
→ His greatest concern is the widespread availability of cheap alcohol.
→ There is widespread support for the new proposals
The practice is widespread. C'est une pratique répandue.
There were widespread fears that ... Partout on craignait que ...
the widespread use of pesticides l'utilisation généralisée des pesticides
there is a widespread belief that ... une idée répandue veut que ...
the widespread opposition to sth la levée de boucliers générale contre qch
→ Given today's widespread opposition to higher taxes, it is doubtful that ...
widespread criticism des critiques de tous bords
He was the object of widespread criticism over his decision. Sa décision lui a valu des critiques de tous bords.