entirely Definition

completely; wholly; fully.

Using entirely: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "entirely" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I entirely agree with you.

  • Example

    The project was entirely his idea.

  • Example

    The book is entirely different from the movie.

  • Example

    She was entirely focused on her work.

entirely Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with entirely

  • not completely; not wholly


    I'm not entirely sure what he meant.

  • completely decided by


    It's entirely up to you whether you want to come or not.

  • completely possible; very likely


    It's entirely possible that we'll finish the project ahead of schedule.


Summary: entirely in Brief

'Entirely' [ɪnˈtaɪəli] means completely, wholly, or fully. It is used to emphasize the degree of completeness in a sentence, such as 'The project was entirely his idea.' Other phrases include 'not entirely,' 'entirely up to,' and 'entirely possible.'

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