Definition of all-pervading in English:

all-pervading

(also all-pervasive)

adjective

  • Having an effect on everything or throughout something.

    ‘the all-pervading excitement’
    • ‘The sun was the all-pervading force in the affairs of primitive man and the most visible form of cosmic creative energy.’
    • ‘What at first was no more than a dim anticipation of approaching catastrophes developed, after 1914, into an all-pervading obsession.’
    • ‘Still, despite all sorts of turmoil, Rushdie has never surrendered to this seemingly all-pervasive impoverishment of our imaginative faculties.’
    • ‘The rising number of singletons seems to be an all-pervasive global phenomenon, impacting on industrial societies throughout the world.’
    • ‘The all-pervading drone and muffled screech of the ceaseless traffic can be heard even when the roads and their traffic cannot be seen.’
    • ‘Indeed can spending more on defence protect us in a world where technology is all-pervasive?’
    • ‘Elsewhere, she likens the notes contained in a raga to garlic and onion, one leaving an all-pervasive flavour while the other remains in the background, yet contributes substantially to the outcome.’
    • ‘But this light relief could not obliterate the all-pervading sense of crisis, disillusion and frustration in the country.’
    • ‘The recording was made in New York's Manhattan Center, and, like the performances, the excellence of the engineering is all-pervasive, and not just a chain of effects.’
    • ‘His is a good story and his example is peerless, but increasingly it's old hat for the dark and dangerous reasons that football has been kidnapped by the all-pervasive influence of global television.’
    • ‘Now even the law is finding itself vulnerable to the all-pervasive power of the internet - and this is bad news, not just for royalty, but for any innocent person who finds himself unjustly accused.’
    • ‘Brahma is the impersonal, all-pervading force of the universe, and the ultimate goal is for man to be reunited with this God in nirvana.’
    • ‘With publishers clamping down on even the most prolific and reputable development houses, the pressure to create profitable products in a timely manner is all-pervading.’
    • ‘Thousands and thousands of routine decisions over the centuries of Roman rule will have had an all-pervading effect.’
    • ‘But positing big ideas based on what's best for humanity might just start to challenge the all-pervasive, underlying pessimism that surrounds every issue.’
    • ‘The Cold War's all-pervading influence has faded into history.’
    • ‘If her novel has valuable insights to offer, they are her depictions of an effortlessly privileged environment and the discomfort some feel at the all-pervasive sense of entitlement.’
    • ‘Gourmets stop and sniff as the all-pervading scent of truffles, of dark woodland places, of autumn, wafts from every shop and doorway.’
    • ‘Group maladaptive responses are often misunderstood by leaders and citizens of developed societies, which do not have to contend with all-pervasive societal anxiety.’
    • ‘His numerous prints betray the all-pervading influence of Durer.’
    omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all-over, all over the place, pervasive, all-pervasive, universal, worldwide, global
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Pronunciation:

all-pervading

/ˌôlpərˈvādiNG/