(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
The complete thing
1. whole, totality, totalness, integrity; entirety, ensemble, collectiveness; unity, completeness, indivisibility, integration, embodiment; integer.
2. the whole, all, everything, total, aggregate, one and all, gross amount, sum, sum total, tout ensemble, length and breadth of, alpha and omega, be-all and end-all; bulk, mass, lump, tissue, staple, body, trunk, bole, hull, hulk, skeleton. Informal, ball game. Slang, whole [kit and] caboodle, whole show, whole shebang, whole shooting match; the works, whole bag of tricks, every Richard or Tom, Dick, and Harry.
Verbs — form or constitute a whole; integrate, embody, amass; aggregate, assemble; amount to, come to, add up to.
1. whole, total, integral, entire, all, complete; one, individual; wholesale, sweeping.
2. unbroken, uncut, undivided, unsevered, unclipped, uncropped, unshorn; seamless; undiminished; undemolished, undissolved, undestroyed; indivisible, indissoluble, indissolvable.
Adverbs — wholly, altogether; totally, completely, entirely, all, all in all, wholesale, in a body, collectively, all put together; lock, stock, and barrel; in the aggregate, in the mass, in the main, in the long run; en masse, on the whole, bodily, throughout, every inch, substantially, by and large.
Quotations — The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking (Albert Einstein), All are but parts of one stupendous whole, whose body nature is, and God the soul (Alexander Pope), The highest wisdom has but one science — the science of the whole — the science explaining the whole creation and man's place in it (Leo Tolstoy).
Antonyms, see part.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Entire]
Syn. all, complete, entire, total, inclusive, full, undivided, uncut, full-length, unexpurgated, unabbreviated, unabridged, integral, aggregate, indivisible, organismic, inseparable, indissoluble, gross, undiminished, utter.
Ant. unfinished*, partial*, incomplete.
2. [Not broken or damaged]
Syn. thorough, mature, developed, unimpaired, unmarred, full, unbroken, undamaged, entire, in one piece, sound, solid, replete, untouched, without a scratch, intact, uninjured, undecayed, completed, preserved, perfect, complete, safe, in A-1 condition, shipshape, in good order, together, unified, plenary, exhaustive, conclusive, unqualified, fulfilled, accomplished, consummate, to the teeth*, A-OK*.
Ant. broken*, mutilated, defective.
3. [Not ill or injured]
Syn. hale, hearty, sound; see healthy 1 , well 1 .
See Synonym Study at complete . n.
Syn. unity, totality, everything, oneness, entity, entirety, collectivity, sum, assemblage, aggregate, aggregation, body, lump, gross, entire stock, length and breadth, generality, mass, amount, bulk, quantity, universality, combination, complex, assembly, gross amount.
Ant. part*, portion, fraction.
as a whole
Syn. altogether, all told, all in all; see altogether 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
total, sum total, aggregate, all, entirety.
complete, total, entire, full, undivided, intact, uncut, unbroken, perfect, in one piece.
ANT.: partial, incomplete, broken
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Including every constituent or individual: all, complete, entire, gross, total. See PART. 2. Lacking nothing essential or normal: complete, entire, full, intact, integral, perfect. See PART. 3. Not diffused or dispersed: concentrated, exclusive, intensive, undivided, unswerving. See COLLECT, EDGE, PART. 4. Not more or less: complete, entire, full, good, perfect, round. See PART, PRECISE. 5. In excellent condition: entire, flawless, good, intact, perfect, sound2, unblemished, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred. See THRIVE. 6. Having good health: fit1, hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, right, sound2, well2, wholesome. Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle. See HEALTH. II noun 1. An amount or quantity from which nothing is left out or held back: aggregate, all, entirety, everything, gross, sum, total, totality. Informal: work (used in plural). Idioms: everything but (or except) the kitchen sink; lock, stock, and barrel; the whole ball of wax (or kit and caboodle or megillah or nine yards or shebang). See PART. 2. An organized array of individual elements and parts forming and working as a unit: entity, integral, sum, system, totality. See PART.

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