Definition of exhaustive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪv/
Pronunciation: /ɛɡˈzɔːstɪv/


Including or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive: the guide outlines every bus route in exhaustive detail
More example sentences
  • These are only a few examples which are neither comprehensive nor exhaustive.
  • The campaign group said it sent the Government an exhaustive memo detailing the allegations in July.
  • It also explores in exhaustive detail the way Wilson was out maneuvered at Versailles and how he left a broken man.
comprehensive, all-inclusive, complete, full, full-scale, all-embracing, all-encompassing, encyclopedic, thorough, in-depth, thoroughgoing, extensive, intensive, all-out, profound, far-reaching, sweeping, umbrella;
detailed, minute, meticulous, painstaking, careful
informal wall-to-wall



Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪvnəs/
Pronunciation: /ɛɡˈzɔːstɪvnəs/
Example sentences
  • The international architectural community is bound to profit from the lessons conveyed by this exhibition, which covers with admirable exhaustiveness a subject vitally pertinent to the present day.
  • Although advanced as a first, tentative approach, the proposal is presented very systematically, with clear ambitions to generality and exhaustiveness of the field.
  • To point out this incompleteness is not to criticize Lyotard: his book is no treatise, no scientific biography; it has no aspiration to exhaustiveness.

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