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"
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"
- It's your fault entirely.
- I entirely agree with you.
- His actions are entirely mercenary.
- You mistook my meaning entirely.
- His success is entirely due to hard work.
- The two brothers have entirely different temperaments.
- He lived a life devoted entirely to sensual pleasure.
- The goods have been entirely cleared out.