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1. comprehensive

adjective. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnsɪv'] including all or everything.

Synonyms

  • countywide
  • encyclopaedic
  • fullness
  • spaciotemporal
  • large
  • complete
  • spatiotemporal
  • plenary
  • super
  • universal
  • world-wide
  • well-rounded
  • all-inclusive
  • encompassing
  • worldwide
  • nationwide
  • statewide
  • blanket
  • extensive
  • all-encompassing
  • panoptic
  • door-to-door
  • broad
  • umbrella
  • house-to-house
  • all-embracing
  • cosmopolitan
  • omnibus
  • encyclopedic
  • citywide
  • ecumenical
  • schoolwide
  • across-the-board
  • comprehensiveness
  • all-around
  • all-round
  • countrywide
  • wide
  • general

Antonyms

  • incomplete
  • narrow
  • noncomprehensive
  • sectarian

Etymology

  • comprehensivus (Latin)
  • comprehendo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Comprehensive

  • inexpensive
  • counteroffensive
  • hypertensive
  • apprehensive
  • inoffensive
  • extensive
  • expensive
  • intensive
  • defensive
  • offensive
  • pensive

How do you pronounce comprehensive?

Pronounce comprehensive as ˌkɑmpriˈhɛnsɪv.

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Example sentences of the word comprehensive


1. Adjective
Keep a comprehensive record of all your business bank accounts and the online platforms to which they are linked.

Quotes containing the word comprehensive


1. I am a beneficiary of the American people's generosity, and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here.
- Madeleine Albright

2. True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: 'I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live
- Albert Schweitzer

3. For in spite of itself any movement that thinks and acts in terms of an ‘ism becomes so involved in reaction against other ‘isms that it is unwittingly controlled by them. For it then forms its principles by reaction against them instead of by a comprehensive, constructive survey of actual needs, problems, and possibilities.
- John Dewey

2. comprehensive

adjective. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnsɪv'] broad in scope.

Antonyms

  • empty

Etymology

  • comprehensivus (Latin)
  • comprehendo (Latin)

3. comprehensive

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnsɪv'] an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge.

Synonyms

  • comprehensive examination
  • examination
  • exam
  • test

Antonyms

  • emptiness
  • hollowness
  • littleness
  • smallness

Etymology

  • comprehensivus (Latin)
  • comprehendo (Latin)
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