adverb whol·ly \ˈhō(l)-lē\

: completely or fully

Full Definition of WHOLLY

:  to the full or entire extent :  completely <a wholly owned subsidiary>
:  to the exclusion of other things :  solely <a book dealing wholly with herbs>

Examples of WHOLLY

  1. She is wholly devoted to her children.
  2. An infant is wholly dependent on its mother.
  3. The claim is wholly without merit.

Origin of WHOLLY

Middle English hoolly, from hool whole
First Known Use: 14th century


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