What does wholly mean?

Definitions for wholly
ˈhoʊ li, ˈhoʊl liwhol·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole(adverb)

    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

    "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"; "a whole new idea"

Wiktionary

  1. wholly(Adverb)

    completely and entirely; to the fullest extent

    Etymology: From the word holliche. See also whole and -ly.

  2. wholly(Adverb)

    exclusively and solely

    Etymology: From the word holliche. See also whole and -ly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wholly(adverb)

    in a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly

  2. Wholly(adverb)

    to the exclusion of other things; totally; fully

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wholly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4049

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wholly' in Adverbs Frequency: #279

How to pronounce wholly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say wholly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wholly in a Sentence

  1. Robert Weissman:

    We need government prosecutors and government regulators to enforce the law, that's wholly within the power of the executive branch.

  2. John Quincy Adams:

    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

  3. Elizabeth Bowen:

    Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone.

  4. David Squire:

    To be clear, the events and circumstances that led to their deaths were wholly preventable.

  5. Edmund Burke:

    Men have no right to put the well-being of the present generation wholly out of the question. Perhaps the only moral trust with any certainty in our hands is the care of our own time.

Images & Illustrations of wholly

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