Synonyms of whole in English:


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See Spanish definition of entero


1‘they refused to publish the whole report’

entire, complete, full, total
unabridged, full-length, uncut, uncondensed, unexpurgated, unreduced, undivided

partial, incomplete

2‘they discovered a whole marble mantelpiece’

intact, in one piece, sound, unbroken
unimpaired, undamaged, unharmed, unhurt, untouched, uninjured, unscathed, unmutilated, inviolate, flawless, faultless, unmarked, unspoiled, perfect, mint, pristine

in pieces, broken


1‘the two movements had been fused into a single whole’

entity, unit, body, piece, discrete item, ensemble, combination, package, conglomeration, object
totality, entirety, unity

2‘it may take the whole of the year’

all, every part, everything, the lot, the sum, the sum total, the aggregate


    on the whole

    ‘on the whole they lived peaceably’

    overall, all in all, all things considered, altogether, taking everything into account, taking everything into consideration, on balance, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, chiefly, principally, predominantly, largely, in general, generally, generally speaking, as a rule, as a general rule, in the general run of things, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, basically, substantially, effectively, virtually, to all intents and purposes
    normally, usually, more often than not, almost always, most of the time, habitually, customarily, regularly, typically, ordinarily, commonly