only too

Definition of only too

:very or completely
  • He knew only too well what it meant to go to war.
  • They were only too ready to give up and go home.

Word by Word Definitions

only play
  1. : unquestionably the best : peerless

  2. : alone in a class or category : sole

  3. : having no brother or sister

  1. : as a single fact or instance and nothing more or different : merely

  2. : solely, exclusively

  3. : at the very least

  1. : with the restriction that : but

  2. : and yet : however

  3. : were it not that : except

too play
  1. : besides, also

  2. : to an excessive degree : excessively

  3. : to such a degree as to be regrettable


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