[ UK /ˌɔːltəɡˈɛðɐ/ ]
[ US /ˌɔɫtəˈɡɛðɝ/ ]
  1. with everything included or counted
    altogether he earns close to a million dollars
  2. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    he was wholly convinced
    the directions were all wrong
    she felt right at home
    it was not altogether her fault
    an altogether new approach
    he fell right into the trap
    entirely satisfied with the meal
    a whole new idea
    it was completely different from what we expected
    a totally new situation
    was completely at fault
  3. with everything considered (and neglecting details)
    altogether, I'm sorry it happened
    all in all, it's not so bad
  1. informal terms for nakedness
    in the raw
    in his birthday suit
    in the altogether
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How To Use altogether In A Sentence

  • There is no flavour to the pepperoni and it is altogether too tomatoey. The Sun
  • He'd probably dismissed her altogether by now as fickle, shallow and all too easily swayed by other people.
  • In the postwar period they gradually merged with the Conservatives until they disappeared altogether. Times, Sunday Times
  • Food subsidies are reduced or thrown out altogether and food prices may double or triple overnight.
  • While we are at it we should skip most of the stuff comingout of Turtle Bay — actually maybe we ought to just skip Turtle Bay altogether. The Volokh Conspiracy » United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:
  • The light within the eave was a dusky twilight at the entrance, which failed altogether in the inner recesses. The Antiquary
  • Altogether, the village is idyllic. Daniel Deronda
  • There are several general measures that can be taken to reduce or eliminate the problem altogether.
  • Execution under the extraordinary procedure was not altogether different.
  • But this is something different altogether. The Sun
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