1. [ adverb ] to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent
Synonyms: completely all altogether wholly totally whole

"he was wholly convinced" "entirely satisfied with the meal" "was completely at fault" "a totally new situation" "the directions were all wrong" "It was not altogether her fault"

Related terms: partly colloquialism whole complete entire entire whole entire
2. [ adverb ] without any others being included or involved
Synonyms: only alone solely exclusively

"was entirely to blame" "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively" "did it solely for money" "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone" "a privilege granted only to him"

Related terms: exclusive exclusive exclusive
Similar spelling:   entire