Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Exhausting; tending to exhaust.

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Usage examples "exhaustive":

  1. He had all the appearance of a man about to make a vigorous and exhaustive defence. - "The Devil's Paw", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. An exhaustive search in No Man's Land failed to discover his body; so we were reluctantly compelled to conclude that he was in German hands; whether alive or dead we don't know. - "No Man's Land", H. C. McNeile.
  3. Meanwhile, plain food and clothing, wholesome home seclusion from the promiscuity of modern child life, and an exhaustive education in every grace, fashion, and accomplishment of body and intellect is the training I propose for the development in them of the only thing in the world worth cultivating- unterrified individualism. - "The Danger Mark", Robert W. Chambers.