What is the antonym of “detail”?
The antonyms of detail are whole and generalization. The antonyms whole and generalization convey a different level of specificity or comprehensiveness.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Complete; entire; not divided or broken.
She ate the whole pizza by herself.
A broad statement or idea that applies to a group of people or things, without considering individual differences.
Saying that all dogs are friendly is a generalization that may not be true for every dog.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Whole refers to something complete and undivided, while detail refers to a specific part or aspect of something.
- 2Generalization refers to a broad statement or idea that applies to a group, while detail refers to specific information or facts.
Good things to know
- 1Writing: Use detail to provide specific information and generalization to make broad statements or conclusions.
- 2Speaking: Use detail to clarify or explain specific aspects of a topic and generalization to make general observations or assumptions.
- 3Reading: Pay attention to details to understand specific aspects of a text and look for generalizations to identify overarching themes or ideas.
The antonyms whole and generalization convey a different level of specificity or comprehensiveness compared to detail. Use detail to provide specific information, generalization to make broad statements or conclusions, and whole to refer to something complete and undivided.