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Meaning & Definition of Entirely in English

English

Entirely

/ɪntaɪərli/

adverb

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"
    synonym:
  • wholly
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  • entirely
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  • completely
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  • totally
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  • all
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  • altogether
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  • whole

2. Without any others being included or involved

  • "Was entirely to blame"
  • "A school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • entirely
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  • exclusively
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  • solely
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  • alone
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  • only

Examples of using

I think Tom is entirely wrong about Mary.
I don't care where we eat dinner. It's entirely up to you.
I don't care where we eat dinner. It's entirely up to you.