extremely, fairly, very, etc.

a geographically widespread species


Illiteracy is widespread among the poor.

Widespread is used with these nouns: ↑abuse, ↑acceptance, ↑acclaim, ↑adoption, ↑agreement, ↑alienation, ↑allegation, ↑anger, ↑apathy, ↑appeal, ↑assumption, ↑availability, ↑belief, ↑bloodshed, ↑concern, ↑condemnation, ↑confusion, ↑consensus, ↑consternation, ↑contamination, ↑corruption, ↑coverage, ↑criticism, ↑currency, ↑cynicism, ↑damage, ↑destruction, ↑devastation, ↑disagreement, ↑disapproval, ↑disbelief, ↑discontent, ↑discrimination, ↑disillusionment, ↑dismay, ↑disorder, ↑disruption, ↑dissatisfaction, ↑distribution, ↑distrust, ↑enthusiasm, ↑evidence, ↑expectation, ↑extinction, ↑famine, ↑fear, ↑feeling, ↑hostility, ↑ignorance, ↑illiteracy, ↑implementation, ↑impression, ↑interest, ↑introduction, ↑irregularity, ↑misconception, ↑mistrust, ↑misunderstanding, ↑myth, ↑network, ↑occurrence, ↑opposition, ↑outrage, ↑panic, ↑participation, ↑perception, ↑pessimism, ↑phenomenon, ↑popularity, ↑poverty, ↑practice, ↑praise, ↑protest, ↑publicity, ↑recognition, ↑repercussion, ↑resistance, ↑revolt, ↑revulsion, ↑rumour, ↑scepticism, ↑speculation, ↑starvation, ↑suffering, ↑support, ↑suspicion, ↑sympathy, ↑unemployment, ↑unhappiness, ↑unrest, ↑usage, ↑use, ↑vaccination, ↑violation, ↑violence

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