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English adjective: encompassing

1. encompassing broad in scope or content


SamplesAcross-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.
Granted him wide powers.


Synonymsacross-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, extensive, panoptic, wide


Similarcomprehensive


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

2. encompassing closely encircling


SamplesEncompassing mountain ranges.
The surrounding countryside.


Synonymscircumferent, surrounding


Similarclose


Antonymsdistant









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