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total

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of total

  1. 1 having no exceptions or restrictions <had total power over the people of that country> Synonyms all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, absolute, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryRelated Words authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  2. 2 not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it <gave us a total rundown of the events> Synonyms compleat, comprehensive, entire, full, grand, intact, integral, perfect, plenary, complete, 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 <this was total war as far as the military was concerned, and no weapons system was off-limits> Synonyms all-out, clean, complete, comprehensive, full-scale, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, exhaustiveRelated 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




total

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of total

  1. a complete amount of something <that's the total for our wheat harvest this year> Synonyms aggregate, full, sum, summation, sum total, whole, totalityRelated Words gross; completeness, comprehensiveness, cumulativeness, entirety; bulk, lion's share, mass; enchilada, schmearNear Antonyms net




total

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of total

  1. 1 to have a total of <two and two total four> Synonyms add up (to), aggregate, come (to), count (up to), number, sum (to or into), amountRelated Words average, equal, measure, reach; compose, comprise, constitute, make up

  2. 2 to combine (numbers) into a single sum <total all the receipts and tell me how much I owe you> Synonyms cast (up), foot (up), sum, summate, tot (up), add, totalize, tote (up)Related Words calculate, cipher, compute, figure, reckon, table, tabulate, tally, work out; divide, multiply, subtract; count, enumerate, number, tell; recompute, refigure

  3. 3 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of <a powerful hurricane totaled the house some years ago> Synonyms annihilate, cream, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, extinguish, nuke, pull down, pulverize, raze, rub out, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, destroy, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreckRelated Words beat, best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, scotch, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against); blast, blow up, break, cripple, damage, deface, deteriorate, disfigure, disintegrate, dissolve, dynamite, harm, impair, injure, mangle, mar, mutilate, spoil, vitiate; erode, scour, sweep (away), wash out, wear (away); dilapidate, disassemble, dismantle, gut, take down, unbuild, undo, unmake; blot out, efface, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, remove, root (out), snuff (out), stamp (out), wipe out; despoil, havoc, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack, trample, trash, vandalize; assassinate, butcher, cut down, dispatch, execute, fell, kill, kill off, massacre, mow (down), murder, slaughter, slay, take out, zapNear Antonyms doctor, fix, mend, patch, recondition, repair, revamp; create, invent; assemble, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; bring about, constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conserve, preserve, protect, save; rebuild, reconstruct, remodel, renovate, restoreAntonyms build, construct, erect, put up, raise, rear, set up





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