What is the opposite of whole?

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Adjective
Opposite of constituting or referring to all of something
“Members of the public were only allowed to see an incomplete version of the official report.”
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Opposite of in one piece
“It annoys me when cars are improperly parked, taking up two partial spaces in the process.”
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Opposite of in an undamaged state
“The vase shattered on the ground, and all that was left was a pile of broken glass.”
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Opposite of containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available
“I now have an empty bank balance after splurging on a new car.”
Adjective
Opposite of in good health
“I regret stuffing myself at the buffet as I'm starting to feel a bit ill.”
Adjective
Opposite of not lacking any part or component
“I have an incomplete recollection of the events that transpired on that day.”
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Opposite of not having had objectionable content removed
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Opposite of devoted completely to one object
Adjective
Opposite of free from flaws, defects or errors
Adjective
Opposite of large in magnitude or number
“In an age where little was attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by the lack of artificial additives or preservative treatment
“I do not trust that processed foods will agree with my body.”
Adjective
Opposite of absolute or unmitigated
“He has a mitigated sense of self-righteousness.”
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Opposite of free or safe from injury or violation
Adjective
(of income or profit) Opposite of without deduction of tax or other contributions
“The company constantly uses nonrecurring items such as restructuring charges to make its net income look better than cash flow would suggest.”
Adjective
Opposite of excluding or not admitting other things
“As a result of his wife's divided attention between himself and their son, the actor has had to work extra hard to get into her good books.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a satisfactory mental or physical state
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of the entire, or whole of, one unit of something
“It takes many human beings to lift a single car.”
Adjective
Opposite of sturdy and stable in nature
“Conducting operations from restricted working areas, unstable construction platforms, and offshore from boats or barges creates its own set of challenges.”
Adjective
Opposite of including all the services or items normally expected or required
“The achievement has now put him in an elite and exclusive club of players who have attained multiple Grand Slams in a single calendar year.”
Adjective
Opposite of involving a full or complete view or approach
“The atomistic approach is advantageous particularly when solving the whole modeling problem would be too time-consuming.”
Adjective
(of food) Opposite of not having been processed
“I think it would be beneficial if we minimized the amount of processed food we consume.”
Adjective
Opposite of full-length
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(of food) Opposite of recently procured or harvested
“We need to do a clean out of our refrigerator as a lot of the food inside is now stale.”
Adjective
Opposite of restricted to the person, group, or area concerned
“The program is designed to be inclusive to children of all ages.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the greatest possible degree or amount
“He had resided in that part of the island where he had the least opportunity of acquiring any knowledge of the import.”
Adjective
Opposite of in an entire, and undivided, state
“The two arcs were joined at the Crown by a sophisticated scarf joint, which was secured by three large nuts and bolts.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to everyone in the world or everyone in a particular place or society
“These semantics reflect the peer's individual view on the world.”
Adjective
Opposite of including a wide variety of things
Adjective
Opposite of having healthy and sound mental faculties
“Only an insane person would get that close to a Great White and take a selfie.”
Adjective
Opposite of in raw form, having not been purified
“Take three squares of the filo pastry and place the first one down on a surface, then brush with clarified butter.”
Adjective
Opposite of denoting increased dedication on an individual level toward an issue or cause
“This issue is trivial and hardly worth more than my marginal attention.”
Adjective
(of a colour or a person's complexion) Opposite of bright or healthy in appearance
“She had just shaken off a severe illness and looked pale as her recovery continued.”
Noun
Opposite of the whole of something
“Don't be ridiculous! It will only take a fraction of your precious time to mow the lawn.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing that is complete in itself
“Each individual constituent contributes in its own way the to the coherent whole.”
Noun
Opposite of the whole of something
Noun
Opposite of the whole number or amount of something
Noun
Opposite of the combination of components or elements to form a connected whole
Noun
Something regarded as single and complete but which can also be part of a larger whole
Noun
Opposite of the central or greater part of something
“On the surface, the device looks as pretty as a picture, but testing shows that it fails in numerous critical areas.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of counting or numbering things
Adverb
Opposite of in an undivided or unbroken piece
“I would choke if I didn't cut that huge tablet asunder before attempting to swallow it.”
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