Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun comprehensive

1 sense of comprehensive

Sense 1
comprehensive examination, comprehensive, comp -- (an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in English literature")
       => examination, exam, test -- (a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions")

Antonyms of adj comprehensive

2 senses of comprehensive

Sense 1
comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive) -- (including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education")

noncomprehensive (vs. comprehensive), incomprehensive -- (not comprehensive)
        => limited -- (including only a part)

Sense 2
comprehensive -- (broad in scope; "a comprehensive survey of world affairs")

INDIRECT (VIA inclusive) -> exclusive -- (excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority; "exclusive clubs"; "an exclusive restaurants and shops")

Similarity of adj comprehensive

2 senses of comprehensive

Sense 1
comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive) -- (including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education")
       => across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket (prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide -- (broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers")
       => all-around (prenominal), all-round (prenominal), well-rounded -- (many-sided; "an all-around athlete"; "a well-rounded curriculum")
       => citywide -- (occurring or extending throughout a city; "citywide bussing"; "a citywide strike")
       => countywide -- (occurring or extending throughout a county; "a countywide war on drugs"; "countywide elections")
       => countrywide, nationwide -- (occurring or extending throughout a country or nation; "the event aroused nationwide interest"; "a countrywide fund-raising campaign")
       => cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide -- (of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience")
       => door-to-door, house-to-house -- (omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next; "a door-to-door campaign"; "house-to-house coverage")
       => encyclopedic, encyclopaedic -- (broad in scope or content; "encyclopedic knowledge")
       => large -- (having broad power and range and scope; "taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy")
       => omnibus (prenominal) -- (providing for many things at once; "an omnibus law")
       => plenary -- (full in all respects; "a plenary session of the legislature"; "a diplomat with plenary powers")
       => spatiotemporal, spaciotemporal -- (existing in both space and time; having both spatial extension and temporal duration)
       => schoolwide -- (occurring or extending throughout a school; "schoolwide support for the team")
       => statewide -- (occurring or extending throughout a state; "the statewide recycling program")
       => super -- (including more than a specified category; "a super experiment")
       => umbrella -- (covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups; "an umbrella organization"; "umbrella insurance coverage")
          Also See-> complete#1; general#1; wide#1, broad#1

Sense 2
comprehensive -- (broad in scope; "a comprehensive survey of world affairs")
       => inclusive (vs. exclusive) -- (including much or everything; and especially including stated limits; "an inclusive art form"; "an inclusive fee"; "his concept of history is modern and inclusive"; "from Monday to Friday inclusive")

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