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1attributive With no part left out; whole.‘my plans are to travel the entire world’
whole, complete, total, fullView synonyms
- ‘Projecting growth over a whole century for the entire planet is just plain silly.’
- ‘Note that this trick does not reduce the size of your file as a whole or make your entire sales content load faster.’
- ‘I nod and look around to see broken glass covering the entire room.’
- ‘The fiber needs to be inspected along its entire length for damage before use.’
- ‘For one eerily glorious moment in time, the whole entire world seemed to be completely silent.’
- ‘Now, they are marketed as essential and whole supermarket aisles and entire shops are devoted to selling them.’
- ‘As a result, individual lives, families, and entire cultures have been damaged by sin.’
- ‘When crown tissue is infected and becomes decayed, the entire plant may wilt and die.’
- ‘It was finally Saturday, which meant the entire group had a whole day of freedom on their hands.’
- ‘One tiny mistake could take weeks to undo, a larger error could cause the entire ship irreparable damage.’
- ‘The lack of pricing power is cramping business and could end up damaging the entire economy.’
- ‘Even in the case of severe damage to the entire intestinal wall, tissues seem to regenerate well.’
- ‘The head teacher says that their entire budget for the whole of last year amounted to $16.’
- ‘When one scholar violates that trust, it damages the legitimacy of the entire academy.’
- ‘You can think that you ate a whole loaf and the entire thing is still there.’
- ‘I find it best to cache each object on a page separately, rather than caching the entire page as a whole.’
- ‘Dentists are routinely extracting entire sets of severely decayed teeth from toddlers under general anaesthetic.’
- ‘The entire knife feels solid and well made, and the blade is amazingly sharp.’
- ‘For an entire day, the whole village gets ready by hunting and cooking and such.’
- ‘I am afraid that a whole country, an entire people, will be destroyed for nothing.’
- 1.1 Not broken or decayed.
intact, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, unimpaired, unflawed, unscathed, unspoilt, unmutilated, unblemished, unmarked, perfect, inviolate, in one pieceView synonyms
- ‘Because a crystalline solid is regular, we can see the inner form of the entire solid by looking at a fragment.’
- 1.2 Without qualification or reservations; absolute.‘an ideological system with which he is in entire agreement’
absolute, total, utter, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, wholeheartedView synonyms
- ‘This Agreement embodies the entire understanding of the Parties as it relates to the subject matter hereof.’
- ‘This sounds like entire supposition, and I would like to know what reasoning is behind it.’
- 1.3 (of a male horse) not castrated.
- 1.4Botany (of a leaf) without indentations or division into leaflets.
An uncastrated male horse.
Late Middle English (formerly also as intire): from Old French entier, based on Latin integer ‘untouched, whole’, from in- ‘not’ + tangere ‘to touch’.
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