• (America, British) enPR: tōt'ə-lē, IPA: /ˈtoʊt.əl.i/

totally (not comparable)

  1. To the fullest extent or degree.
    Synonyms: completely, entirely, fully, wholly
    They've totally demolished the bank on Main Street.
    • circa 1611 William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II, Scene 1,
      Antonio. He misses not much.
      Sebastian. No; he doth but mistake the truth totally.
    • 1789, Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, London: for the author, Volume 1, Chapter 2, p. 59,
      The languages of different nations did not totally differ […] They were therefore easily learned;
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, London: T. Egerton, Volume 1, Chapter 6, p. 57,
      Your conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you.
    • 1969, Chaim Potok, The Promise (Potok novel), New York: Knopf, Chapter 12, p. 226,
      I trust him totally and without reservation.
  2. (degree, colloquial) Very; extremely.
    That was totally wicked!
  3. (modal, colloquial) Definitely; for sure.
    That was totally not what happened.
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