wholly


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wholly

completely; entirely: The group was wholly in favor of the proposition.
Not to be confused with:
holy – sacred; hallowed: holy ground
holey – full of holes: holey cheese

whol·ly

 (hō′lē, hōl′lē)
adv.
1. Completely; entirely: "The old American purposes are still wholly relevant" (John F. Kennedy).
2. Exclusively; solely.

wholly

(ˈhəʊllɪ)
adv
1. completely, totally, or entirely
2. without exception; exclusively

whol•ly

(ˈhoʊ li, ˈhoʊl li)

adv.
1. entirely; totally.
2. to the whole amount, extent, etc.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.wholly - to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')wholly - 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
part, partially, partly - in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"

wholly

adverb
2. solely, only, exclusively, without exception, to the exclusion of everything else societies which rely wholly on farming to survive

wholly

adverb
Translations
كُلِيّا
helt
बिलकुलबिल्कुल
algerlega

wholly

[ˈhəʊlɪ] ADVtotalmente, completamente
not wholly successfulno todo un éxito, no un éxito completo

wholly

[ˈhəʊlli] adv [new, false] → entièrement
The accusation is wholly without foundation
BUT Cette accusation est sans aucun fondement.wholly-owned subsidiary [ˈhəʊlliəʊnd] nfiliale f à 100%, filiale f en propriété exclusive

wholly

advvöllig, gänzlich; the project was wholly successfuldas Projekt war gänzlich erfolgreich or war ein voller Erfolg; I’m not wholly convinced that …ich bin nicht völlig or gänzlich überzeugt, dass …; this is wholly but whollydas ist völlig und ganz

wholly

[ˈhəʊlɪ] advcompletamente, del tutto

whole

(həul) adjective
1. including everything and/or everyone; complete. The whole staff collected the money for your present; a whole pineapple.
2. not broken; in one piece. She swallowed the biscuit whole.
noun
1. a single unit. The different parts were joined to form a whole.
2. the entire thing. We spent the whole of one week sunbathing on the beach.
ˈwholeness noun
ˈwholly adverb
completely or altogether. I am not wholly certain yet.
ˌwholeˈhearted adjective
sincere and enthusiastic. wholehearted support.
ˈwholemeal noun
flour made from the entire wheat grain or seed. wholemeal flour/bread.
on the whole
taking everything into consideration. Our trip was successful on the whole.
References in classic literature ?
If we try the Constitution by its last relation to the authority by which amendments are to be made, we find it neither wholly NATIONAL nor wholly FEDERAL.
To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humor of a scholar.
The only new book which I remember to have read in those two or three years at Dayton, when I hardly remember to have read any old ones, was the novel of 'Jane Eyre,' which I took in very imperfectly, and which I associate with the first rumor of the Rochester Knockings, then just beginning to reverberate through a world that they have not since left wholly at peace.
His face was like a carved stone image, from which the life had wholly gone.
Accordingly, whereas we not infrequently have ideas or notions in which some falsity is contained, this can only be the case with such as are to some extent confused and obscure, and in this proceed from nothing (participate of negation), that is, exist in us thus confused because we are not wholly perfect.
Accordingly, the next time I had the honour to see our emperor, I desired his general license to wait on the Blefuscudian monarch, which he was pleased to grant me, as I could perceive, in a very cold manner; but could not guess the reason, till I had a whisper from a certain person, "that Flimnap and Bolgolam had represented my intercourse with those ambassadors as a mark of disaffection;" from which I am sure my heart was wholly free.
The captive who was the source of so much alarm to the cardinal and whose means of escape disturbed the repose of the whole court, was wholly unconscious of the terror he caused at the Palais Royal.
The administration of Sir Edmund Andros lacked scarcely a single characteristic of tyranny: a Governor and Council, holding office from the King, and wholly independent of the country; laws made and taxes levied without concurrence of the people immediate or by their representatives; the rights of private citizens violated, and the titles of all landed property declared void; the voice of complaint stifled by restrictions on the press; and, finally, disaffection overawed by the first band of mercenary troops that ever marched on our free soil.
When we add the number of wholly ignorant men who preached or "exhorted" to that of those who possessed something of an education, it can be seen at a glance that the supply of ministers was large.
But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause --such an advocate, would he not be blameworthy?
He had heard, I imagine, by some means or other, that you were soon to be in London, and immediately contrived to have such an attack of the gout as must at least delay his journey to Bath, if not wholly prevent it.
Numerous cases could be given amongst the lower animals of the same organ performing at the same time wholly distinct functions; thus the alimentary canal respires, digests, and excretes in the larva of the dragon-fly and in the fish Cobites.