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far-reaching

[ fahr-ree-ching ]
/ ˈfɑrˈri tʃɪŋ /
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Definition of far-reaching

adjective
extending far in influence, effect, etc.: the far-reaching effect of his speech.
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Origin of far-reaching

First recorded in 1815–25

OTHER WORDS FROM far-reaching

far-reach·ing·ly, adverbfar-reach·ing·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH far-reaching

far-fetched, far-flung, far-reaching

Words nearby far-reaching

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British Dictionary definitions for far-reaching

far-reaching

adjective
extensive in influence, effect, or range
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