wholly; entirely; completely.

Origin of totally

First recorded in 1500–10; total + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for totally

Contemporary Examples of totally

Historical Examples of totally

  • That he had been totally indifferent to her before argued nothing.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • The bet was a matter, at present, totally beneath his consideration.

  • You must manage to have this despatch taken from you totally against your will!

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • That you are determined to have it in your power to favour or reject me totally, as you please?'

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • A prejudice in favour is as hard to be totally overcome as a prejudice in disfavour.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

Word Origin and History for totally

c.1500, from total (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper