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compréhensif (feminine singular compréhensive, masculine plural compréhensifs, feminine plural compréhensives)

  1. Emotionally understanding; compassionate.
  2. (rare or logic) Encompassing a certain number of elements or characteristics.
  3. (rare) Encompassing many elements; having many characteristics.
  4. (archaic) Capable of intellectual comprehension.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although some of its meanings have similar etymological roots, compréhensif never has the meaning "comprehensive", and not in the same register.

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