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exhaustive

ex·haus·tive

exhaustive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zaw stihv
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: thorough and all-encompassing.
She carried out an exhaustive study of the research that had been done in the field.
synonyms:
complete, comprehensive, thorough
antonyms:
perfunctory, superficial
similar words:
all-out, extensive, in-depth, inclusive, sweeping
definition 2: tending to drain strength or resources; fatiguing.
synonyms:
draining, exhausting, fatiguing, tiring, wearisome
antonyms:
invigorating
similar words:
tedious, thorough, tiresome
derivations: exhaustively (adv.), exhaustiveness (n.)