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entirely

[en-tahyuh r-lee] /ɛnˈtaɪər li/
adverb
1.
wholly or fully; completely or unreservedly:
I am not entirely satisfied with the architect's design.
2.
solely or exclusively.
Origin of entirely
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see entire, -ly
Synonyms
1. totally, thoroughly.
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British Dictionary definitions for entirely

entirely

/ɪnˈtaɪəlɪ/
adverb
1.
without reservation or exception; wholly; completely
2.
solely or exclusively; only
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Word Origin and History for entirely
adv.

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

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