Antonyms for extensive

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ik-sten-siv
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈstɛn sɪv

Definition of extensive

Origin :
  • "vast, far-reaching;" c.1600 of immaterial, c.1700 of material things; from Late Latin extensivus, from extens-, past participle stem of Latin extendere (see extend). Earlier in a medical sense, "characterized by swelling" (early 15c.). Related: Extensively; extensiveness.
  • adj far-reaching, thorough
Example sentences :
  • Was it found necessary to civilize a wild and extensive province?
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • From it, the view westward was not so extensive as I expected.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • Their noon meal is long since over; and their larder is not—is not—extensive.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • It was not the most extensive of these gardens which the more deeply impressed his heart.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • This establishment was immediately enlarged to do an extensive business.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • We know only too well that John V. has been making the most extensive preparations.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • So he was brought to a spot surrounded by extensive buildings.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • In Brazil the diggings were not so extensive nor so rich as in this state.
  • Extract from : « Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining » by John S. Hittell
  • Of these the Lygians are most numerous and extensive, and spread into several communities.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus
  • It was the center of extensive coal-mining and steel industry.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII) » by Various

Synonyms for extensive

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