omnipresent

adjective
om·​ni·​pres·​ent | \ ˌäm-ni-ˈpre-zᵊnt How to pronounce omnipresent (audio) \

Definition of omnipresent

: present in all places at all times the museum's omnipresent security apparatus big-city crime dramas, with omnipresent gloom and seedy, nocturnal settings— R. F. Moss

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Synonyms for omnipresent

Synonyms

ubiquitous, universal, wall-to-wall

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Examples of omnipresent in a Sentence

The problem is omnipresent and unavoidable. seeking some much-needed relief from the omnipresent noise of the big city

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Funny that existentialism doesn’t seem such a downer anymore, now that the omnipresent threat to our humanity is not material privation but informational excess. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Giacometti: Beguiled by Thin Men and Women," 6 June 2018 Today, the Second Amendment bestows its unique brand of freedom only on those who can afford a gun, paying a de facto tax to feel a little less vulnerable to the omnipresent threat of harm. Jay Willis, GQ, "Owning a Gun in America Is a Luxury," 30 Apr. 2018 And yet, there's a new updo slowly emerging on the scene that is in total opposition to the not-a-flyaway-in-sight look that’s been omnipresent on the runways and red carpets alike. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Modern Victorian Updos Are Taking Over Instagram—Here’s How to Do Them Right," 13 Mar. 2019 But the work has a much more general resonance, as well: The untruths are omnipresent, and their ubiquity can give the sensation that there’s no escape. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Paola Pivi’s Transporting Exhibition Is a Whimsical Comment on Dark Realities," 15 Nov. 2018 The occultism is omnipresent, and the movie is less interested in scaring the pants off of you than in constantly nudging you about how near to your own reality this whole scenario seems to be. Dylan Scott, Vox, "13 found-footage horror movies actually worth watching this Halloween," 19 Oct. 2018 The threat of severe weather is omnipresent, as well. Madeleine Rivera, Fox News, "Texas company builds new oyster reef after Hurricane Harvey devastated population," 16 July 2018 These tools range from facial-recognition software ostensibly aimed at curbing jaywalking to nearly omnipresent surveillance cameras monitoring the county's Uighur minority. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Google Employees Sign Protest Letter Against Secretive Chinese Search Engine," 27 Nov. 2018 The pop star took to Instagram to show off a fresh new hair style marked by the removal of her signature waist-grazing extensions—and that omnipresent power ponytail. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Ariana Grande Says "Thank U, Next" to Her Power Ponytail—And Embraces the Easy Bob," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of omnipresent

1595, in the meaning defined above

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omnipresent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of omnipresent

formal : present in all places at all times

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