wholly

[ hoh-lee, hohl-lee ]
/ ˈhoʊ li, ˈhoʊl li /

adverb

entirely; totally; altogether; quite.
to the whole amount, extent, etc.
so as to comprise or involve all.

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Origin of wholly

First recorded in 1250–1300, wholly is from the Middle English word holliche. See whole, -ly

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wholly

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wholly
/ (ˈhəʊllɪ) /

adverb

completely, totally, or entirely
without exception; exclusively
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