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    Question Opposite of "crowded"?

    Hi,

    May I have the most common adjective for a place with very few people there? (Such as, a room, cinema, street, etc.) It must be oppsite "crowded" I suppose.

    And, any other informal words for these two adjectives, please?



    Thanks.

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    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,

    May I have the most common adjective for a place with very few people there? (Such as, a room, cinema, street, etc.) It must be oppsite "crowded" I suppose.

    And, any other informal words for these two adjectives, please?



    Thanks.
    While I'm sure there are many terms, "sparsely crowded/attended" is one that could be used.

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    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,

    May I have the most common adjective for a place with very few people there? (Such as, a room, cinema, street, etc.) It must be oppsite "crowded" I suppose.

    And, any other informal words for these two adjectives, please?



    Thanks.
    'deserted', 'almost deserted'.

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    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    Almost empty?

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    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    'The town centre was crowded before Christmas, but it was quiet today.

    Rover

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    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'The town centre was crowded before Christmas, but it was quiet today.

    Rover

    Many thanks to you all. I think "quiet", and "almost empty" are more used in everyday English, aren't they? Can we use "quiet" for indoor places such as a shop, to mean there were only a few people there?

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    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    And, how about teeming? 1. 'The shop was teeming!' Or, 'The shop was teeming with people!' ?


    Cheers!

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    Question Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    I know I'm asking questions on the trot! So, sorry!

    I hear some people say 'uncrowded'. Is that used by the native speakers?!

    Ta!

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    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    "Uncrowded" is a legitimate word.

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    #10

    Re: Opposite of "crowded"?

    But not one that I would use.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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