entirely meaning

EN[ɪnˈtaɪəli] [ɪnˈtaɪɹli]

    Definition of entirely in English Dictionary

  • AdverbPREent-SUF-ly
    1. To the full or entire extent.
      1. Unlike Ali G Indahouse, Baron Cohen’s failed attempt to bring his most famous character into an entirely fictional universe, Borat found the comic tension in placing his Kazakhstani buffoon in delicate social situations, like a rodeo where he supports the “War Of Terror” a bit too zealously.
    2. To the exclusion of others.
      1. This part of the park is used entirely by the workers, everyone else will have to go to the other side. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • 1997: the greater its speed, the less visible it grows, until at around a Thousand Toises per Minute, it vanishes entirely — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
      • And they’ve done it by being entirely unelectronic.
      • When Chris updated his status with "just ate entirely too much. Should make for a great bm to share with someone later," I thought it was TMI.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • For superstitious reasons, many buildings number their 13th storey as 14, bypassing 13 entirely.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Degree adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ly

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en entirety
        2. en intirely
        3. en untimely
        4. en entires
        5. en entierly
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of entirely for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "entirely" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
        Difficultness: Level 1
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 7
        Definite    ➨     Versatile