Synonyms for Exhaustive:


all (adjective)
thoroughgoing, thorough.
all-encompassing (adjective)
all-inclusive, complete (adjective)
comprehensive, full-scale, intensive, thorough, thoroughgoing, sweeping, all-out, all-embracing, total, full.
complete (adjective)
unified, solid, total, uncut, all, done, entire, undivided, unsevered, sum, thorough, finished, through, accomplished, whole, final, intact, full, integral, universal, unabridged, collective, complete, comprehensive, conclusive, plenary.
entire (adjective)
full, complete, holistic, all, all-inclusive, total, sum, tally, full-scale, full-grown, all-embracing, gross, entire, global, conclusive, whole, sweeping, mass, full-fledged, comprehensive.
inclusive (adjective)
wide-ranging (adjective)


careful, intensive, outright, sound, Thoroughpaced, resounding, big, all-out, full dress, good. exhaustive (noun)
thorough, thoroughgoing, complete.

Other synonyms:

Thoroughpaced. all-out. full dress. concentrated

Usage examples for exhaustive

  1. As the essay is not intended to be exhaustive there should be judgment in the selection of points to be presented. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  2. I felt my way about for hours, almost hopelessly; by an exhaustive process at last discovering a bridge, and about midnight, covered with dirt and scratches, re- entered the inn which I had quitted in the morning. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  3. You'd hate me if I took your chair, I know; and though, of course, I don't in the least care whether you hate me or not, I shouldn't like putting you to the trouble of so exhaustive an emotion. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice