at all


: in any way or respect : to the least extent or degree : under any circumstances
doesn't smoke at all

Examples of at all in a Sentence

wasn't at all pleased with the way the family portrait came out
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of at all was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“At all.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

at all

: in any way : under any circumstances
will go anywhere at all
doesn't mind at all
not at all likely

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