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en·tire·ly

 (ĕn-tīr′lē)
adv.
1. Wholly; completely: entirely satisfied with the meal.
2. Solely or exclusively: He was entirely to blame.

entirely

(ɪnˈtaɪəlɪ)
adv
1. without reservation or exception; wholly; completely
2. solely or exclusively; only

en•tire•ly

(ɛnˈtaɪər li)

adv.
1. wholly or fully; completely or unreservedly.
2. solely or exclusively.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.entirely - to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')entirely - to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.entirely - without any others being included or involvedentirely - without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"

entirely

adverb
1. completely, totally, perfectly, absolutely, fully, altogether, thoroughly, wholly, utterly, every inch, without exception, unreservedly, in every respect, without reservation, lock, stock and barrel The two cases are entirely different.
completely partly, somewhat, slightly, moderately, partially, incompletely, to a certain extent or degree
2. only, exclusively, solely The whole episode was entirely my fault.

entirely

adverb
1. To the fullest extent:
Informal: clean, clear.
Idioms: in toto, through and through.
2. To the exclusion of anyone or anything else:
Translations
بِرُمَّتِهِكُلِّيّاً
zcela
heltfuldstændigt
kokonaan
potpuno
algjörlega
全く
완전히
popolnoma
fullständigt
โดยทั้งหมด
bütünüyletümüyle
toàn bộ

entirely

[ɪnˈtaɪəlɪ] ADV
1. (= completely) [satisfied, convinced] → completamente, enteramente; [different] → totalmente, completamente; [possible] → totalmente
that's another matter entirelyeso es otra cosa, eso es una cosa completamente distinta
I don't entirely agreeno estoy totalmente de acuerdo
that is not entirely trueeso no es del todo or no es enteramente cierto
2. (= exclusively) → enteramente, exclusivamente
it's entirely up to youdepende de ti exclusivamente, depende enteramente de ti
it was his fault entirelyfue totalmente or enteramente culpa suya
the concert was devoted entirely to Mozartel concierto estuvo enteramente or exclusivamente dedicado a Mozart, el concierto estuvo dedicado a Mozart en su totalidad
to be made entirely of woodestar hecho totalmente de madera

entirely

[ɪnˈtaɪərli] adv
[new, happy, different] → entièrement
[depend] → entièrement
I agree entirely → Je suis tout à fait d'accord., Je suis entièrement d'accord.

entirely

adv
(= exclusively) depend, devoteganz, ausschließlich; the accident was entirely the fault of the other driverder andere Fahrer hatte die ganze Schuld an dem Unfall; to be made entirely of …ganz or ausschließlich aus … bestehen; he lived entirely on bread and milker lebte ausschließlich or nur von Brot und Milch; that is entirely a matter for the police/the school authoritiesdafür ist allein die Polizei/die Schulbehörde zuständig
(emph: = totally) → völlig; I agree entirelyich stimme voll und ganz zu; I don’t agree entirelyich bin nicht ganz der (gleichen) Meinung; entirely free (of charge)ganz umsonst; it has been entirely free of serious problemsdamit hat es keinerlei ernste Probleme gegeben; entirely possibledurchaus möglich; to be entirely convinced by somebody/somethingvon jdm/etw völlig or ganz überzeugt sein; to be another matter entirely or an entirely different matteretwas ganz or völlig anderes sein

entirely

[ɪnˈtaɪəlɪ] advcompletamente, interamente; (agree) → assolutamente, pienamente

entire

(inˈtaiə) adjective
whole. I spent the entire day on the beach.
enˈtirely adverb
completely. a house entirely hidden by trees; not entirely satisfactory; entirely different.
enˈtirety (-rəti) noun
completeness.

entirely

بِرُمَّتِهِ zcela helt völlig απολύτως completamente kokonaan entièrement potpuno interamente 全く 완전히 helemaal fullstendig całkowicie inteiramente всецело fullständigt โดยทั้งหมด bütünüyle toàn bộ 完全地
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