1 spread throughout; "a pervasive anxiety overshadows the triumphs of individuals" [syn: pervading]
2 spreading throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion" [syn: permeant, permeating, permeative]
EtymologyFrom pervasus from pervado from per + vado.
Pervasive is something penetrating or affecting everything. It may refer to:
absolute, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, born, broad-based, clean, clear, comprehensive, congenital, consummate, deep-dyed, downright, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, exhaustive, general, inescapable, intensive, omnibus, omnipresent, out-and-out, outright, penetrating, perfect, permeating, permeative, pervading, plain, plumb, prevalent, pure, radical, regular, sheer, straight, suffusing, suffusive, sweeping, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, total, ubiquitous, unconditional, universal, unmitigated, unqualified, unreserved, unrestricted, utter, veritable, wholesale, widespread