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1. pervasive

adjective. ['pɝˈveɪsɪv'] spreading or spread throughout.

Synonyms

  • distributive
  • permeant
  • permeating

Antonyms

  • united
  • concentrated
  • aggregated
  • agglomerated

Etymology

  • pervasus (Latin)
  • pervado (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Pervasive

  • superabrasive
  • persuasive
  • invasive
  • abrasive
  • evasive

Example sentences of the word pervasive


1. Adjective
Gaudi's work is so pervasive in Barcelona that he even designed some of the street lamps.

Quotes containing the word pervasive


1. The culture of women in the church today is crippled by some very pervasive lies. "To be spiritual is to be busy. To be spiritual is to be disciplined. To be spiritual is to be dutiful."No, to be spiritual is to be in Romance with God. The desire to be romanced lies deep in the heart of every women. It is for such that you were made. Are you ARE romanced, and ever will be.
- John Eldredge

2. In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
- Thomas Szasz

3. I think at the heart of so much restlessness of the day is a spiritual vacuum. There is a yearning for meaningful lives, a yearning for values we can commonly embrace. I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.
- Bill Moyes

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