Meaning & Definition of Altogether in English
1. Informal terms for nakedness
- "In the raw"
- "In the altogether"
- "In his birthday suit"
- birthday suit
1. To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
- "He was wholly convinced"
- "Entirely satisfied with the meal"
- "It was completely different from what we expected"
- "Was completely at fault"
- "A totally new situation"
- "The directions were all wrong"
- "It was not altogether her fault"
- "An altogether new approach"
- "A whole new idea"
2. With everything included or counted
- "Altogether he earns close to a million dollars"
- all told,
- in all
3. With everything considered (and neglecting details)
- "Altogether, i'm sorry it happened"
- "All in all, it's not so bad"
- all in all,
- on the whole,
- tout ensemble
Examples of using
This is altogether different.
Maybe in a different universe, our basic five senses are useless and we would require different senses altogether.
The troop was altogether destroyed.