complete and unabridged

 Though blazoned across the packaging of countless audio books, the phrase is palpably redundant. If a work is unabridged, it must be complete, and vice versa. Choose one or the other.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • complete and unabridged —    Though blazoned across the packaging of countless audio books, the phrase is palpably redundant. If a work is unabridged, it must be complete, and vice versa. Choose one or the other …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • unabridged — un|a|bridged [ˌʌnəˈbrıdʒd] adj a piece of writing, speech etc that is unabridged is in its full form and has not been made shorter ▪ the complete and unabridged works of Dickens …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unabridged — adjective a piece of writing, speech etc that is unabridged is in its full form without being made shorter: the complete and unabridged works of Dickens …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unabridged — [[t]ʌ̱nəbrɪ̱ʤd[/t]] ADJ An unabridged piece of writing, for example a book or article, is complete and not shortened in any way. ...the unabridged version of War and Peace . Syn: full length …   English dictionary

  • complete — [adj1] total, not lacking all, entire, exhaustive, faultless, full, full dress, gross, hook line and sinker*, imperforate, intact, integral, integrated, lock stock and barrel*, organic, outright, plenary, replete, the works*, thorough,… …   New thesaurus

  • complete — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not lacking in any part] Syn. full, whole, entire, total, intact, replete, unimpaired, undivided, unabridged, uncut, unbroken, comprehensive, exhaustive; see also full 1 , 3 , whole 1 . 2. [Finished] Syn. concluded,… …   English dictionary for students

  • complete — 1. adjective 1) the complete interview Syn: entire, whole, full, total; uncut, unabridged 2) their research was complete Syn: finished, ended, concluded, completed, finalized; …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • complete — 1. adjective 1) the complete text Syn: entire, whole, full, total, uncut, unabridged, unexpurgated 2) their research was complete Syn: finished, ended, concluded, completed …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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  • complete — Synonyms and related words: KO, SOL, abide by, absolute, accomplish, accomplished, achieve, across the board, adhere to, administer, admit, admitting no exception, all, all bets off, all off, all over, all up, all comprehensive, all inclusive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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