Definition of all-inclusive in US English:



  • Including everything or everyone.

    ‘the tab for the all-inclusive dinner is $38’
    • ‘In the process, his own tentative and co-operative methodology was forgotten as his ideas were hardened into a system, increasingly seen as a complete and all-inclusive system, with answers to everything.’
    • ‘I fly this route regularly and every time there is a huge, egalitarian, all-inclusive line to enter the gate lounge.’
    • ‘This article is offered for information purposes only and is not intended to be all-inclusive or to address the hazards or risks faced by each member/subscriber specifically.’
    • ‘This alone may induce many of the youth to at least try to understand what Indian culture is really about: an all-inclusive pluralistic culture that respects and tries to understand other cultures.’
    • ‘This all-inclusive, no competition, no winning or losing, no getting angry policy of raising and schooling kids is going to cause great problems for these children in the future.’
    • ‘The term ‘awards’ is an all-inclusive term covering any decoration, medal, badge, ribbon, or appurtenance bestowed on an individual or unit.’
    • ‘About a month ago when my parents suggested they treat me to an opulent, all-inclusive experience over the week of Thanksgiving, it was an offer I simply couldn't refuse.’
    • ‘I'm really excited about it; it's going to be a huge celebration week - all-inclusive, where everybody can take part.’
    • ‘This all-inclusive hip hop event, presented by Café Graffiti and many helping hands, aims to unite the splintered realms of Montreal hip hop in a one-day, unifying culture blast.’
    • ‘The Indonesian elites must abandon their myopic ethno-religious politics and instead promote all-inclusive politics capable of accommodating differences.’
    • ‘We have yet to negotiate with them and reach an all-inclusive agreement.’
    • ‘It stretches from the Eight Hours processions by exclusive craft unions in the 1880s to the all-inclusive Ban the Bomb rallies of the 1950s.’
    • ‘Their break with ancient and classical forms moves them closer to clever statements, or disposable pronouncements, rather than all-inclusive world philosophies.’
    • ‘Simpson readily admits that the book ‘covering as it does a large geographical area within a limited space, cannot aim at all-inclusive thoroughness’.’
    • ‘Not merely a set of guidelines, this philosophy for living is so all-inclusive as to be practically a religion.’
    • ‘Chow down on a $50 all-inclusive supper and enjoy a drag show until midnight, or just spend the evening wandering around the complex's many rooms.’
    • ‘An all-inclusive search later determined that the washer and retainer had probably fallen out during flight, possibly through the same drain hole that he discovered the bolt in.’
    • ‘I said, unable to stop myself, that her definition seemed a bit all-inclusive and a little shy of rigorous.’
    • ‘Built in 1993, the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Hotel is an all-inclusive hotel that caters to every taste.’
    • ‘Read together, the magazine articles spell out an elaborate, all-inclusive chain of command in this scandal.’
    thorough, in-depth, concentrated, rigorous, exhaustive, all-out, concerted, thoroughgoing
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