exhaustive

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From exhaust +‎ -ive.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

exhaustive (comparative more exhaustive, superlative most exhaustive)

  1. including every possible element
    We made an exhaustive list.
    Synonyms: all-encompassing, thorough
  2. fully comprehensive
  3. (now rare) causing exhaustion; very tiring
    • 1878, John Henry Blunt, The Reformation of the Church of England: A. D. 1514-1547 (page 98)
      Wolsey saw in what imminent peril the revenues of the Church were from the exhaustive squandering and grasping covetousness of the Court.
    • 2013, Gloria Linkey, Native American Women: Three Who Changed History
      Chopping and hauling wood was exhaustive work. Scraping the flesh off the heavy hides and hanging them to dry also taxed her physical strength.
    Synonyms: tiring, weariful

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

exhaustive

  1. feminine singular of exhaustif