1. spreading or spread throughout;
- Example: "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"
- Example: "the pervasive odor of garlic"
- Example: "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"
[syn: permeant, permeating, permeative, pervasive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pervasive \Per*va"sive\ (p[~e]r*v[=a]"s[i^]v), a. Tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of a pervading quality. "Civilization pervasive and general." --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "pervasive": absolute, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, born, broad-based, clean, clear, comprehensive, congenital, consummate, deep-dyed, downright, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, exhaustive, general, inescapable, intensive, omnibus, omnipresent, out-and-out, outright, penetrating, perfect, permeating, permeative, pervading, plain, plumb, prevalent, pure, radical, regular, sheer, straight, suffusing, suffusive, sweeping, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, total, ubiquitous, unconditional, universal, unmitigated, unqualified, unreserved, unrestricted, utter, veritable, wholesale, widespread