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adjective as in all-round

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Or maybe we are just whiny wimps, an all-purpose explanation for every descent-of-man phenomenon that never is far off the mark.

This all-purpose response would also allow one to deny that there is a missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777.

But the pope thought of him more as an all-purpose authority on anything scientific or technical.

But college is not like some sort of all-purpose herbal supplement that cures bunions and also colic; it teaches specific skills.

He had hanged himself with 550 cord, an all-purpose green string that looks like a shoelace and can hold 550 pounds.

It would be nice if we could report that they are fit for all-purpose service, on a wide range of planets.

Then they were running for their lives with one of the crablike all-purpose jobs after them.

It's one of those all-purpose round cheeses that even taste round in your mouth.

An all-purpose goat's milk, Parmesan type, eaten sliced when young, grated when old.

They were sitting in All-Purpose Lounges, arranged in a circle.


On this page you'll find 197 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to all-purpose, such as: all-around, multifaceted, well-rounded, adaptable, flexible, and many-sided.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.