Partial and Whole


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Partial adjective – Lacking some necessary part.
Usage example: a partial answer to the problem

Whole is an antonym for partial in topics: incomplete, biased.
Nearby Words: partiality, partially, partly
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Whole adjective – Not divided or scattered among several areas of interest or concern.
Usage example: you'll need to put your whole effort into this project

Partial is an antonym for whole in topics: healthy, unbroken, entire.
Nearby Words: wholesome, wholeness
Antonyms for Whole
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truth partial truth whole truth
reason partial reason whole reason
set partial set whole set
list partial list whole list
Other nouns: album.
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