Origin of comprehensive
Examples from the Web for comprehensiveness
The latter is perhaps preferable to the former on the score of comprehensiveness.
"There's a comprehensiveness about these plans and calculations that I did not expect from you," he said dryly.Harding of Allenwood|Harold Bindloss
In immense extent, convenient arrangement, and comprehensiveness of scope, it can hardly be surpassed.Bancroft's Tourist's Guide Yosemite|A.L. Bancroft
The Comprehensiveness of his Imagination must be truly prodigious!An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews|Conny Keyber
The boy flushed with pleasure under the comprehensiveness of that wink.In the Midst of Alarms|Robert Barr
British Dictionary definitions for comprehensiveness
Word Origin and History for comprehensiveness
"containing much," 1610s, from French comprehénsif, from Late Latin comprehensivus, from comprehens-, past participle stem of Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprehensively (mid-15c.); comprehensiveness.