View synonyms for fully


[ fool-ee, fool-lee ]


  1. entirely or wholly:

    You should be fully done with the work by now.

  2. quite or at least:

    Fully half the class attended the ceremony.


/ ˈfʊlɪ /


  1. to the greatest degree or extent; totally; entirely
  2. amply; sufficiently; adequately

    they were fully fed

  3. at least

    it was fully an hour before she came

“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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  • quasi-fully adverb
  • un·fully adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fully1

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English fullīce; equivalent to full 1 + -ly
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Example Sentences

She didn’t know him — he was the grandson of a friend of a friend of hers — and she didn't fully understand how he’d done it.

Google said passage ranking will affect 7% of search queries across all languages when fully rolled out globally.

I’m also fully vaccinated now so I will feel safer re-entering the dating life.

That way, it’s able to fully print a structure and not just the walls.

Still, he planned to vaccinate the earliest-priority groups fully before moving on.

In fact, according to F-35 program sources, the next software upgrades are not yet fully defined nor are they fully funded.

He made clear that he fully appreciated what the cops had done.

He was getting another lesson in what he had seemed not to appreciate fully about cops.

A 2012 study found that fully 76% of Duke students want to be in a committed romantic relationship.

But the current pontiff, for reasons one might fully understand, declined to meet the would-be papal assassin.

Fully two miles away, on the south side of the ravine, were the sepoy lines, and another group of isolated bungalows.

It may be fifty or a hundred centuries since men, although they were fully grown up, still went on trying to learn.

Either they are unavoidable if your living questions are fully discussed, or they are irrelevant and they do not matter.

Not only have its fundamental principles been fully vindicated but in most details the working of the measure has been successful.

She knew that she alone of all human beings was gifted with the power to understand and fully sympathize with him.





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