Synonyms of total
sumDictionary • The companies have a total of 1,776 employees.
sum • The sum of all the angles of a triangle is 180 degrees.
mass • The enormous mass of evidence also includes 1,000 witness statements.
entirety • His own diary forms the entirety of the novel.
whole • Taken as a percentage of the whole, it has to be a fairly minor part.
amount • If you always pay the full amount, this won't affect you.
aggregate • society viewed as an aggregate of individuals
totality • We must take into consideration the totality of the evidence.
, individual amount
1 entireDictionary • The total cost of the project would be more than $240 million.
entire • The entire family was killed in the crash.
full • Repeat the layers until the terrine is full.
whole • I have now read the whole book.
complete • the complete works of Shakespeare
overall • Cut down your overall intake of calories.
comprehensive • The Rough Guide to Nepal is a comprehensive guide to the region.
gross • Gross sales in June totalled £270 million.
2 completeDictionary • The car was in a total mess. • I mean I'm not a total idiot.
complete • He made me look like a complete idiot.
absolute • A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
utter • A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
perfect • She behaved like a perfect fool.
sheer • acts of sheer desperation
outright • He told me an outright lie.
all-out • He launched an all-out attack on his critics.
thorough • I was a thorough little academic snob.
unconditional • The leader of the revolt made an unconditional surrender.
downright • downright bad manners
consummate • He was a consummate liar and exaggerator.
unqualified • The event was an unqualified success.
out-and-out • He's an out-and-out liar.
undivided • Adults rarely give the television their undivided attention.
unmitigated • A senior policeman had called him an unmitigated liar.
arrant • That's the most arrant nonsense I've ever heard.
1 amount toDictionary • Their exports will total £85 million this year.
make • They are adding three aircraft carriers. That makes six in all.
reach • We're told the figure could reach 100,000 next year.
equal • The average pay rise equalled 1.41 times inflation.
number • They told me that their village numbered 100 or so.
add up to
work out as
mount up to
tot up to
2 add upDictionary • They haven't totalled the exact figures.
add up • More than a quarter of seven-year-olds cannot add up properly.
compute • I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
reckon • The 'normal' by-election swing against a government is reckoned at about 5 per cent.
3 wreckDictionary (informal) • I broke my collar bone and totalled the bike.
wreck • Vandals wrecked the garden.
destroy • The building was completely destroyed.
smash • Police staged a raid to smash one of Britain's biggest crack factories.
write off (British)
demolish • Their intention was to demolish his reputation.
prang (British, informal)
damage beyond repair
kennet (Australian, slang)
jeff (Australian, slang)
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absoluteAbsolute means total and complete.
• A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
aggregateAn aggregate is a number of people or things that are being considered as a single thing.
• society viewed as an aggregate of individuals
Thesaurus for total from the Collins English Thesaurus
the whole, esp regarded as the complete sum of a number of parts