en·​tire·​ly | \ in-ˈtī(-ə)r-lē How to pronounce entirely (audio) , ˈen-ˌtī(-ə)r- \

Definition of entirely

1 : to the full or entire extent : completely I agree entirely you are entirely welcome
2 : to the exclusion of others : solely entirely by my own efforts

Examples of entirely in a Sentence

are you entirely aware of what you're doing with that thing?
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First Known Use of entirely

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of entirely was in the 14th century

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11 May 2022

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“Entirely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entirely. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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