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Meaning of WHOLLY

Pronunciation:  'howlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent; "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"; (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly' as in"a whole new idea")
 

WHOLLY is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: all, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, whole
 
 Antonyms: part, partially, partly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Whol"ly\, adv.
1. In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely;
   perfectly.

         Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield. --Dryden.

2. To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.

         They employed themselves wholly in domestic life.
                                               --Addison.

 

 

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