entirely

[en-tahyuhr-lee]
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Origin of entirely

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at entire, -ly

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entirely

adverb
  1. without reservation or exception; wholly; completely
  2. solely or exclusively; only
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Word Origin and History for entirely
adv.

mid-14c., from entire + -ly (2).

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