Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adverb, adjective

Definitions: (adverb) If you look at something overall, you look at the whole of it. (adjective) An overall effect, strategy, picture, etc., is one that covers everything but may not go into detail.

Examples: (adverb) overall, populations have been rising across the globe. (adverb) Fewer people voted locally, but there was an overall greater response at a national level. (adjective) The overall effect of their best song leaves the listener feeling energetic.

Synonyms: adjectives: complete, general. adverbs: in general.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 A