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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wholly \Whol"ly\, adv.
1. In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely;
Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield. --Dryden.
2. To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.
They employed themselves wholly in domestic life.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: 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"
[syn: wholly, entirely, completely, totally,
all, altogether, whole] [ant: part, partially,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "wholly":
absolutely, across the board, all, all put together, altogether,
as a body, as a whole, at large, at length, bodily, collectively,
completely, comprehensively, corporately, en bloc, en masse,
entirely, exclusively, exhaustively, faultlessly, flawlessly,
fully, globally, hundred per cent, ideally, immaculately,
impeccably, in a body, in all, in all respects, in bulk, in detail,
in extenso, in full, in full measure, in its entirety,
in particular, in the aggregate, in the gross, in the lump,
in the mass, in toto, inclusively, infallibly, inside out,
integrally, irreducibly, just right, largely, merely, minutely,
on all counts, one and all, only, outright, particularly,
perfectly, purely, roundly, simply, solely, specifically,
spotlessly, thoroughly, to the hilt, totally, tout a fait,
tout ensemble, unanalyzably, unconditionally, undividedly,
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