Pronunciation of Exhaustive
/ɛɡzˈɔːstɪv/, /ɛɡzˈɔːstɪv/, /ɛ_ɡ_z_ˈɔː_s_t_ɪ_v/
Antonyms for exhaustive:
shallow, superficial, incomplete.
Synonyms for exhaustive:
all-inclusive, complete (adjective)
uncut, plenary, done, thorough, conclusive, sum, undivided, integral, collective, unabridged, complete, final, unified, full, total, finished, through, entire, accomplished, unsevered, intact, solid, all, universal, whole, comprehensive.
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for exhaustive:
- He simply supposed himself, through patient and exhaustive study, to have accounted for the rich variety of life without the supposition of a special creation for each form. - "Modern Religious Cults and Movements", Gaius Glenn Atkins.
- The carriage and the remaining horse were discovered in a roadside ditch, two miles farther on; one of the carriage doors had been torn off, and in the interior the hens of the vicinity were conducting an exhaustive search after the rice that lurked in the cushions. - "Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross.
- So far as I can see, this list of possible answers to the question before us is exhaustive. - "Mind and Motion and Monism", George John Romanes.