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Synonyms for on the whole

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. all in all, on the whole, altogether, tout ensemble(adverb)

    with everything considered (and neglecting details)

    "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad"

    all in all, tout ensemble, altogether, all told, whole, entirely, completely, in all, wholly, totally, all


  1. on the whole(adverb)

    by and large

  2. on the whole(adverb)

    For the most part; apart from some insignificant details.

    The language was wrong for the period, but, on the whole, I enjoyed the film.

    by and large

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. on the whole

    all things considered, in view of all the circumstances, taking every thing into account, upon the whole

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  1. onthewhole

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  1. Garrett Swasey:

    I had played the wrong chords through the whole song, and Garrett Swasey just followed me in that. And afterwards, Garrett Swasey said,' Bro, we just took a huge train wreck here' -- but just laughing.

  2. The SMMT:

    For the market as a whole, we expect a more stable 2015 as demand levels off.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    We started out organizing in Iowa a lot later than Senator Clinton did. She was here in 2008; has the experience we didn't have. She's done this before, we didn't. She has a very strong organization. And I applaud her for that, but I will tell you that the last couple of months we have gained a whole lot of ground and again I think we stand a real chance to create a large voter turnout.

  4. Ryan Zeigler:

    Understanding how volcanism works on other planets lets us understand how the whole solar system formed. So if we want to know how we went from a giant ball of dust to nine planets orbiting around the sun... this is how we're going to do it; studies like this, on rocks like this.

  5. Julian Dorio:

    He had been performing and heard the gunshots, the whole band heard the gunshots before they saw anything and stopped playing, hit the deck and kind of went backstage and exited as fast as they could.

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