wholeness


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whole

 (hōl)
adj.
1.
a. Containing all components; complete: the whole series of novels.
b. Not divided or disjoined; in one unit: a whole loaf.
c. Constituting the full amount, extent, or duration: The baby cried the whole trip home.
2.
a. Not wounded, injured, or impaired; sound or unhurt: Many escaped the fire frightened but whole.
b. Having been restored; healed: After the treatment he felt whole.
3. Having the same parents: a whole sister.
n.
1. A number, group, set, or thing lacking no part or element; a complete thing.
2. An entity or system made up of interrelated parts: The value of the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
adv. Informal
Entirely; wholly: a whole new idea.
Idioms:
as a whole
All parts or aspects considered; altogether: disliked the acting but enjoyed the play as a whole.
on the whole
1. Considering everything: on the whole, a happy marriage.
2. In most instances or cases; as a rule: can expect sunny weather, on the whole.

[Middle English hole, unharmed, from Old English hāl; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.]

whole′ness n.
Synonyms: whole, all, entire, gross, total
These adjectives mean including every constituent or individual: a whole town devastated by an earthquake; all the class going on a field trip; entire shipments lost by the distributor; gross income; the total cost of the project.
Antonym: partial
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wholeness - an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wantingwholeness - an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting; "the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development"; "he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
completeness - the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
incompleteness, rawness - the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect; "the study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research"; "the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable"
2.wholeness - a state of robust good health
good health, healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

wholeness

noun
1. The state of being entirely whole:
2. The condition of being free from defects or flaws:
3. The condition of being physically and mentally sound:
Translations
كَمال الشَّيء، كُلِّيَّة الشَّيء
helhed
heild
bütünlüktümlük

wholeness

[ˈhəʊlnɪs] N (gen) → totalidad f, integridad f; [of mind, body] → integridad f

wholeness

[ˈhəʊlnəs] nunité fwhole note n (US)ronde fwhole number nnombre m entier

wholeness

nGesamtheit f, → Ganzheit f

whole

(həul) adjective
1. including everything and/or everyone; complete. The whole staff collected the money for your present; a whole pineapple.
2. not broken; in one piece. She swallowed the biscuit whole.
noun
1. a single unit. The different parts were joined to form a whole.
2. the entire thing. We spent the whole of one week sunbathing on the beach.
ˈwholeness noun
ˈwholly adverb
completely or altogether. I am not wholly certain yet.
ˌwholeˈhearted adjective
sincere and enthusiastic. wholehearted support.
ˈwholemeal noun
flour made from the entire wheat grain or seed. wholemeal flour/bread.
on the whole
taking everything into consideration. Our trip was successful on the whole.
References in classic literature ?
But for purposes of analysis, and setting the wholeness of aesthetic impression aside for a moment, we can intellectually so separate them.
The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.
I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.
It may be an outrage against his wholeness, just as the lopping-off of a leg would be.
Sarah Bachelard asks how it is possible, through the practice of meditation, to integrate the distinctive suffering of crisis in such a way that it leads us into a deeper wholeness and truth.
She is passionate about sharing the story of her incredible journey from brokenness (spirit, soul, and body) to wholeness.
Too often we think of disease as unhealthy and we wait for healing or seek out healing to take us from our lives of dis-ease into lives of wholeness and healing.
of Colorado; Wholeness Center, Fort Collins) traces his development of an integrative approach that includes a focus on nutrition, family relationships, and spirituality.
Hence the title: The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love.
Authentic here means a deeply felt sense of oneself as distinct in human form and yet deeply connected to all others and the world through an underlying wholeness.
This awareness has produced a heavy dose of shame, but a shame that led me to a greater wholeness, one that faced the wounding character of what I could do to others in my pursuit of faithfulness.
There is certainly room for a theoretical distinction between the "catholicity" that denotes the university's quest for wholeness and "Catholic" as applied to the Church founded by Christ, entrusted to Peter's care, governed by apostolic authority, and professed in the creed.