- wholly or fully; completely or unreservedly: I am not entirely satisfied with the architect's design.
- solely or exclusively.
Origin of entirely
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1. totally, thoroughly.
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It is a thought, an ideal, which has led to an entirely new line of action.
No reflections upon your brother: he has entirely the honour of the family at heart.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Old enough to know that this exfoliation is entirely natural.Way of the Lawless
"I wish you were entirely independent of Austin," said Viviette, walking with him up the lawn.Viviette
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You might say that a standard of morals is entirely a matter of opinion.The Conquest of Fear
- without reservation or exception; wholly; completely
- solely or exclusively; only
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Word Origin and History for entirely
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