AskDefine | Define wholly

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wholly \Whol"ly\, adv.
In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly. [1913 Webster] Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully. [1913 Webster] They employed themselves wholly in domestic life. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wholly adv : 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" [syn: entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole] [ant: partially]

Moby Thesaurus

absolutely, across the board, all, all put together, altogether, as a body, as a whole, at large, at length, bodily, collectively, completely, comprehensively, corporately, en bloc, en masse, entirely, exclusively, exhaustively, faultlessly, flawlessly, fully, globally, hundred per cent, ideally, immaculately, impeccably, in a body, in all, in all respects, in bulk, in detail, in extenso, in full, in full measure, in its entirety, in particular, in the aggregate, in the gross, in the lump, in the mass, in toto, inclusively, infallibly, inside out, integrally, irreducibly, just right, largely, merely, minutely, on all counts, one and all, only, outright, particularly, perfectly, purely, roundly, simply, solely, specifically, spotlessly, thoroughly, to the hilt, totally, tout a fait, tout ensemble, unanalyzably, unconditionally, undividedly, unreservedly

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