wholly or fully; completely or unreservedly: I am not entirely satisfied with the architect's design.
solely or exclusively.

Origin of entirely

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

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without reservation or exception; wholly; completely
solely or exclusively; only
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Word Origin and History for entirely

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

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