Synonyms of whole in English:



  • 1 they refused to publish the whole report
    [Antonyms] partial, incomplete
  • 2 they discovered a whole marble mantelpiece
    [Antonyms] in pieces, broken
  • noun

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  • 1 the two movements had been fused into a single whole
    entity, unit, body, piece, discrete item, ensemble, combination, package, conglomeration, object;
    totality, entirety, unity
  • 2 it may take the whole of the year
    all, every part, everything, the lot, the sum, the sum total, the aggregate
  • Phrases

    on the whole

    on the whole they lived peaceably
    overall, all in all, all things considered, altogether, taking everything into consideration/account, on balance, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, chiefly, principally, predominantly, largely, in general, generally, generally speaking, as a rule, as a general rule, in the general run of things, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, basically, substantially, effectively, virtually, to all intents and purposes;
    normally, usually, more often than not, almost always, most of the time, habitually, customarily, regularly, typically, ordinarily, commonly

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    holo- related prefix, as in holocaust, Holocene

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