Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

overall

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of overall

  1. 1 belonging or relating to the whole <the overall view seems to be that we're doing fine economically> Synonyms across-the-board, blanket, broad-brush, common, generic, global, general, universalRelated Words all-embracing, broad, broad-gauge (or broad-gauged), broadscale, comprehensive, extensive, inclusionary, overarching, pervasive, sweeping, ubiquitous, wholesale, wide, widespread; aggregate, collective, complete, full, plenary; planetary, worldwideNear Antonyms component, constituent; cross-sectional, divisional, fragmentary, partial; local, localized, regional, sectionalAntonyms individual, particular

  2. 2 relating to the main elements and not to specific details <there's an overall similarity in the looks of the models for that chain of clothing stores> Synonyms all-around (also all-round), bird's-eye, broad, nonspecific, generalRelated Words comprehensive, inclusive; absolute, boundless, expansive, extensive, infinite, panoramic, sweeping, vast, wide; indeterminate, nebulous, nondescript, vague; nonspecific, unlimited, unrestricted, unspecifiedNear Antonyms limited, restricted, specified; distinct, explicit, precise, sharp; comprehensive, elaborate, full, mapped (out), thorough; enumerated, inventoried, itemized, listed; individual, singular; particular, peculiarAntonyms close-up, delineated, detailed, molecular, particularized, specific

  3. 3 held by or applicable to a majority of the people <the overall mind-set among the people in our town seems to be that any increase in taxes is bad> Synonyms common, majority, general, popular, prevailing, public, received, ruling, vulgarRelated Words unanimous, universal; pop; everyday, familiar, household, usual, well-known; contemporary, current, present; dominant, predominant, preponderant; characteristic, typical; pandemic, pervasive, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, sharedNear Antonyms rare, strange, unknown, unusual; distinctive, especial, idiosyncratic, peculiar, special, unique; individual, separate, singular; nonpublic, personal, privateAntonyms uncommon, unpopular





Learn More about overall


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up overall? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of striking ability or excellence

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

vernal brumal hiemal estival
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ