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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awl-em-brey-sing]
    • /ɔl ɪmˈbreɪs/
    • /ɔːl ɪmˈbreɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awl-em-brey-sing]
    • /ɔl ɪmˈbreɪs/

Definitions of all-embracing word

  • adjective all-embracing Something that is all-embracing includes or affects everyone or everything. 3
  • adjective all-embracing including everyone or everything 3
  • adjective all-embracing covering or applying to all; all-inclusive; blanket: an all-embracing definition. 1
  • adjective all-embracing having a broad scope so as to have universal application. 0

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Origin of all-embracing

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30

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Parts of speech for All-embracing


all-embracing popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for all-embracing

adj all-embracing

  • sweeping — of wide range or scope.
  • all — You use all to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind.
  • all-inclusive — All-inclusive is used to indicate that a price, especially the price of a holiday, includes all the charges and all the services offered.
  • blanket — A blanket is a large square or rectangular piece of thick cloth, especially one which you put on a bed to keep you warm.
  • broad — Something that is broad is wide.

Antonyms for all-embracing

adj all-embracing

  • restricted — confined; limited.
  • small-minded — selfish, petty, or narrow-minded.
  • narrow — of little breadth or width; not broad or wide; not as wide as usual or expected: a narrow path.
  • particular — of or relating to a single or specific person, thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than general: one's particular interests in books.
  • small — of limited size; of comparatively restricted dimensions; not big; little: a small box.

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