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comprehensive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of comprehensive

  1. 1 covering everything or all important points <a comprehensive overview of European history since the French Revolution> Synonyms all-embracing, all-in [chiefly British], all-inclusive, broad-gauge (or broad-gauged), compendious, complete, encyclopedic, cover-all, cyclopedic, embracive, exhaustive, full, global, inclusive, in-depth, omnibus, panoramic, thorough, universalRelated Words broad, catholic, encyclical, general, inclusionary, overall; cosmic (also cosmical), extensive, far, far-reaching, grand, large, panoptic, sweeping, vast, wide, wide-ranging; blanket, indiscriminate, unrestrictedNear Antonyms circumscribed, limited, narrow, restricted, specialized; exact, precise; individual, singular, specific; incomplete, patchy, sketchy

  2. 2 not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it <a comprehensive listing of all the paintings generally attributed to the Dutch artist Rembrandt> Synonyms compleat, complete, entire, full, grand, intact, integral, perfect, plenary, total, wholeRelated Words unabridged, uncut, undiminished; all-out, exhaustive, extensive, maximal; full-blooded, full-blown, full-bore, full-fledged, full-on, full-out, full-scaleNear Antonyms abbreviated, abridged, cut, diminished, reducedAntonyms imperfect, incomplete, partial

  3. 3 trying all possibilities <comprehensive plans for covering just about any conceivable terrorist attack> Synonyms all-out, clean, complete, exhaustive, full-scale, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, totalRelated Words broad, extensive, far-reaching, in-depth, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging; general, global, inclusive, methodical (also methodic), systematic; no-holds-barred, unhampered, unrestrainedNear Antonyms aimless, desultory, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; cursory, shallow, slipshod, superficial; limited, narrow, restricted





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