totally

[ toht-l-ee ]
/ ˈtoʊt l i /

adverb

wholly; entirely; completely: The two sisters have totally different personalities.
Informal. (used as an intensifier): I totally cried when the movie ended. That was totally not what I meant.

interjection

Informal. definitely; absolutely (used to express complete agreement or strong affirmation): Yes, totally, he should apologize to you!

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Origin of totally

First recorded in 1500–10; total + -ly
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