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WHOLLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wholly mean? 

WHOLLY (adverb)
  The adverb WHOLLY has 1 sense:

1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent ('whole' is often used informally for 'wholly')

  Familiarity information: WHOLLY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHOLLY (adverb)


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Meaning:

To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent ('whole' is often used informally for 'wholly')

Synonyms:

all; altogether; completely; entirely; totally; whole; wholly

Context examples:

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

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Antonym:

partly (in part; in some degree; not wholly)

Pertainym:

whole (including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete)


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