What is another word for on the whole?

135 synonyms found


[ ɒnðə hˈə͡ʊl], [ ɒnðə hˈə‍ʊl], [ ɒ_n_ð_ə h_ˈəʊ_l]

On the whole is a common expression that indicates a general statement or conclusion. However, there are many synonyms that can be used interchangeably depending on the context, such as overall, generally, all in all, in general, as a whole, overall view, broadly speaking, in the complete sense, taken together, all things considered, primarily, usually, typically, commonly, and by and large. Each of these phrases can add variety to your writing while conveying the same overall meaning. When writing, consider the tone and context of your words to choose the most appropriate synonym.

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What are the hypernyms for On the whole?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for on the whole?

The phrase "on the whole" generally indicates a sense of totality or entireness. Some antonyms for this phrase might include words that suggest partiality or incompleteness, such as "partially", "incompletely", "fragmentedly", or "piecemeal". Other antonyms might suggest a lack of focus or direction, such as "haphazardly", "chaotically", or "casually". Alternatively, antonyms might suggest a sense of negativity or opposition, such as "oppositely", "contrarily", "negatively", or "disagreeably". Regardless of the specific words used to express the opposite of "on the whole", they generally suggest a sense of division, dispersion, or contrast to the idea of totality or completeness implied by the original phrase.

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Famous quotes with On the whole

  • The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time.
    Harold Acton
  • The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
    Joseph Addison
  • Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
    Honore de Balzac
  • I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation, but then this thing broke last week, where they arrested him, and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal, and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then police chief Parks was saying.
    Tommy Bond
  • Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.
    Louise Brooks

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