- ADJ-GRADEDSomething that is all-embracing includes or affects everyone or everything.
His hospitality was instantaneous and all-embracing.Syn:all-encompassing
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all-embracing — adj. 1. 1 broad in scope or content. Syn: all inclusive, across the board, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, global, panoptic, wide [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
all-embracing — all′ embrac′ing adj. applying to all or everything; all inclusive: an all embracing philosophy[/ex] • Etymology: 1820–30 … From formal English to slang
all-embracing — all em bracing adj including everyone or everything ▪ an all embracing vision of society … Dictionary of contemporary English
all-embracing — index composite, comprehensive, inclusive, nonsectarian, omnibus, prevailing (current), prevalent … Law dictionary
all-embracing — adjective 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… … Useful english dictionary
all-embracing — /awl em bray sing/, adj. covering or applying to all; all inclusive; blanket: an all embracing definition. Also, all encompassing. [1820 30] * * * … Universalium
all-embracing — adjective Date: circa 1649 complete, sweeping < an all embracing theory > … New Collegiate Dictionary
all-embracing — adjective including everyone or everything: an all embracing vision of the cosmos … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
all-embracing — all em|bra|cing [ ,ɔl ım breısıŋ ] adjective including everything or everyone … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
all embracing — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aggregate, all, all comprehending, all comprehensive, all covering, all encompassing, all filling, all including, all inclusive, all out, all pervading, allover, born, broad based, catholic, clean, clear,… … Moby Thesaurus