Synonyms and Antonyms of on the whole
for the most part
- On the whole I like seafood, but I won't eat oysters.
altogether, basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, mostly, overall, predominantly, primarily, principally, substantially
about, more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, some, virtually, well-nigh
approximately, broadly, plus or minus, roughly
commonly, frequently, generally, normally, ordinarily, typically, usually
incompletely, partially, partly, rather, somewhat
completely, entirely, fully, perfectly, thoroughly, totally, wholly
barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
absolutely, categorically, unqualifiedly
according to the usual course of things
- On the whole it begins getting dark earlier as winter approaches.
with everyone or everything taken into account at the same time
- On the whole, it was a great trip.
broadly, generally, liberally, loosely, macroscopically
all over, completely, comprehensively, encyclopedically, entirely, exhaustively, fully, sweepingly, thoroughly, totally, wholly
detailedly, microscopically, minutely
literally, narrowly, restrictedly, strictly
alone, categorically, distinctly, exclusively, fractionally, individually, separately, singly, singularly, solely, solitarily, specifically