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Meaning & Definition of Entirely in English





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"
  • wholly,
  • entirely,
  • completely,
  • totally,
  • all,
  • altogether,
  • 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"
  • entirely,
  • exclusively,
  • solely,
  • alone,
  • only

Examples of using

I actually voted that I'm not a perfectionist, though. I have some of the signs on the list to a high degree but not entirely motivated by perfection.
But that's another story entirely.
The outcome depends entirely on your own efforts.