Definition of all-encompassing in English:


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  • Including or covering everything or everyone; comprehensive: an all-encompassing package to combat global warming
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    • The chapters are surprisingly short and snappy, without the ambition or all-encompassing portraits we've come to expect.
    • It's up to you to not let minor annoyances become all-encompassing drama.
    • In theory, cultural studies is all-encompassing: Shakespeare and rap music, high culture and low, culture of the past and culture of the present.

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Pronunciation: məˈlôrd
used to address an English nobleman