all-embracing

(redirected from all-embracingly)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

all-em·brac·ing

(ôl′ĕm-brā′sĭng)
adj.
Applying to or including everything: an all-embracing definition of art.

all-embracing

adj
including everyone or everything

all′-embrac′ing



adj.
applying to all or everything; all-inclusive: an all-embracing philosophy.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.all-embracing - broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
Translations

all-embracing

[ˈɔːlɪmˈbreɪsɪŋ] ADJ [survey, study, work, knowledge] → exhaustivo, global; [hospitality] → generalizado, sin distingos

all-embracing

adj(all)umfassend

all-embracing

[ˌɔːlɪmˈbreɪsɪŋ] adjche abbraccia tutto, universale
References in periodicals archive ?
She laments that the way in which "England" or "English" has become synonymous with "Britain" or "British," writing that "The terminology of 'English literature' or 'English Studies' is used all-embracingly, so that Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and Irish writers are frequently included within a syllabus without any reference to their different point of origin and literary traditions" (65).
Yet it would be difficult to imagine this sequence, devised by Jon Dixon from music by the great Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria, making anything like a comparable effect away from this all-embracingly liturgical context.