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Synonyms of 'whole'

(noun) 
Definition
all there is of a thing
Taken as a percentage of the whole, it has to be a fairly minor part.
Synonyms
total
The companies have a total of 1,776 employees.
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aggregate
society viewed as an aggregate of individuals
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sum total
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the entire amount
(noun) 
Definition
a collection of parts viewed together as a unit
The different components combine to form a complete whole.
Synonyms
unit
Agriculture was based in the past on the family as a unit.
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piece
a piece of wood
Another piece of cake?
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ensemble
The state is an ensemble of political and social structures.
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entirety
His own diary forms the entirety of the novel.
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totality
We must take into consideration the totality of the evidence.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
constituting or referring to all of something
I have now read the whole book.
Synonyms
complete
the complete works of Shakespeare
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full
Full details will be sent to you.
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total
The car was in a total mess.
I mean I'm not a total idiot.
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entire
Treatment is more effective if the entire family is involved.
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integral
This is meant to be an integral service.
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uncut
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undivided
Adults rarely give the television their undivided attention.
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unabridged
the unabridged version of `War and Peace'
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unexpurgated
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uncondensed
Opposites
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divided
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fragmented
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in pieces
(adjective) 
Definition
unbroken or undamaged
I struck the glass with all my might, but it remained whole.
Synonyms
undamaged
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intact
After the explosion, most of the cargo was left intact.
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unscathed
He emerged unscathed apart from a severely bruised finger.
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unbroken
Against all odds her glasses remained unbroken after the explosion.
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sound
His body was still sound.
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perfect
The car is in perfect condition.
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untouched
Amongst the rubble, there was one building that remained untouched.
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flawless
Stained glass craftsmen would always use flawless glass.
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unhurt
The lorry driver escaped unhurt, but a pedestrian was injured.
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unharmed
The car was a write-off, but everyone escaped unharmed.
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in one piece
We were lucky to get out of there in one piece.
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uninjured
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inviolate
We believed our love was inviolate.
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unimpaired
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unmutilated
Opposites
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damaged
(adjective) 
(archaic)  the woman who was made whole by touching the hem of Jesus's garment
Synonyms
healthy
She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy child.
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well
I hope you're well.
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strong
It took me a long while to feel well and strong again.
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fit
It will take a very fit person to beat me.
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recovered
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healed
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cured
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robust
His robust physique counts for much in the modern game.
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hale (old-fashioned)
looking hale and hearty
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in good health
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in fine fettle
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able-bodied
All able-bodied men between eighteen and forty had been drafted.
Opposites
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crook (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
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under-the-weather
(adverb) 
Definition
in an undivided or unbroken piece
Snakes swallow their prey whole.
Synonyms
in one piece
After the explosion, my house was still in one piece.
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in one

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of able-bodied
Definition
strong and healthy
All able-bodied men between eighteen and forty had been drafted.
Synonyms
fit,
hale (old-fashioned),
right as rain (British, informal),
Herculean,
fighting fit,
fit as a fiddle
in the sense of aggregate
Definition
an amount or total formed from separate units
society viewed as an aggregate of individuals
in the sense of ensemble
Definition
all the parts of something considered as a whole
The state is an ensemble of political and social structures.

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