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The opposite words listed at thesaurus.com do not seem to be fitting in the context of a page.

The antonyms listed there include:

fixed OK unbroken working healed mended perfect

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    Fixed or mended seem like good choices in provided context. – InitK Jan 7 '16 at 14:38
  • I think you can use the idiom in one piece. – Lucian Sava Jan 7 '16 at 19:09
  • Depending on the placement of the tear, the book can be rebound - past tense of rebind. – lurker Jan 7 '16 at 19:24
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    The best opposite is not torn in "your page is not torn" unless you specify any context where this word would be used. – user24743 Jan 7 '16 at 19:27
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Intact seems to be opposite of torn in the context of the page.

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    As does whole, but we really don't know what you mean: there is difference between a page that was never torn and a page that has been torn and fixed. – GoDucks Jan 7 '16 at 23:01
  • @GoDucks I really don't understand what kind of context you are talking about. I used "is" by which I meant that it is present tense. That means that the page is " still " torn. What context are you talking about? – autumn season Jan 8 '16 at 2:32
  • I missed that. And I assume I did because (1) lots of times the question in the title is repeated in the body of the question; but (2) mainly because page is torn is not grammatical. Page is a count noun, so you need a determiner before it: A page is torn, the page is torn, my page is torn, this page is torn. In any event, the most common opposite is not torn. Untorn is not used as much. And whole and intact are correct but most people would just say, 'Really, my page is not torn'. – GoDucks Jan 8 '16 at 3:00
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It depends on what you mean by "opposite." The truest antonym for torn is probably untorn.

But one could make a case for these words, depending on what you were trying to convey:

  • pristine (new or ​almost new, and in very good ​condition)
  • crisp (crisp cloth or paper is smooth, clean, and fresh)
  • untattered (not torn or ragged)
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  • All three adjectives in "A page is pristine", "A page is crisp", "A page is untattered" don't sound more idiomatic than "A page is not compromised" or "A page is unbroken". Shouldn't this rule be applied? Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must include information on how it will be used in order to be answered – user24743 Jan 7 '16 at 19:17
  • @Rathony - That rule is being followed here. The O.P. is asking for an antonym for the word "torn" in the context of a page. As for my suggestions, they are not arbitrary: standard book ratings classify Very Fine condition as having "crisp pages and tight binding"; a collector's comic book in "pristine" condition sold for $3.2M; and tattered is a common adjective used to describe worn books. – J.R. Jan 7 '16 at 22:25
  • I fully understand your points. Page can be a book page, newspaper page, magazine page, or even webpage (I know the OP doesn't have this in mind). Just looking for an opposite word of a single word without any context doesn't make a good question IMHO. If you are talking about 1,000-year old Bible for example, well-preserved could be an ideal opposite word. – user24743 Jan 8 '16 at 3:50
  • @Rathony - I never said this was a great question. I agree it could be improved. That said, I don't think it's unanswerable in its current state. In fact, it brings up an interesting point, in that the website's listed antonyms for torn aren't applicable to something that's easily torn, such as the page of a book or newspaper. That is worth addressing in and of itself, and I don't see a need to press for any more context than that. – J.R. Jan 8 '16 at 10:53
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    @Rathony - You're not saying anything here that can't be gleaned from your other comments. You'd like to see this question get more context. You think it's hard to answer as is. You think not torn is perhaps the best option. These are all defensible positions, but let's not belabor the point. – J.R. Jan 8 '16 at 14:45
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It depends on what you mean by opposite. If you mean a page that was torn and is now not torn, those given words work.

If you mean a page that has never been torn, a word like whole works.

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