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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
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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
colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)
partly (in part; in some degree; not wholly)
whole (including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete)
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