[ UK /ɛntˈa‍ɪ‍əli/ ]
[ US /ɪnˈtaɪɝɫi/ ]
  1. 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
  2. without any others being included or involved
    the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone
    he works for Mr. Smith exclusively
    a privilege granted only to him
    a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children
    was entirely to blame
    did it solely for money
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How To Use entirely In A Sentence

  • However, we still rely entirely on the generosity of the public for funding.
  • Fly fishers in the salt water environment need something entirely different to their freshwater counterpart on the chalk stream, as does the angler who fishes big reservoirs.
  • I don't think you're playing devil's advocate (a word every/filmer seems to want use) simply by making entirely senseless comparisons between films like Transformers and There Will Be Blood, and ranting on with points of view that even someone in defense of Transformers would never use. Things I Noticed While Watching 20 Minutes of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek | /Film
  • The German military party -- which, as everyone knows, holds the reins of policy in Germany entirely -- have, as far as I can see, done all they could to overthrow Kerenski and set up Im Weltkriege. English
  • If you think spaceflight is a bad thing, shouldn't we eliminate it entirely? Would You Bring Back NGLT-or SLI? - NASA Watch
  • You can be morally unimpeachable for entirely selfish reasons. Times, Sunday Times
  • Despite serious technical obstacles, space agency officials are considering whether to launch a Jupiter space probe powered entirely by sunlight.
  • Little analysis was apparent in many of the early Programmes - a defect that was never entirely overcome.
  • The two merchants didn't look entirely pleased to have the players mooching off of their business, but it was obvious to the eyes of an outsider that the music was actually attracting customers.
  • Rather than a traditional neoliberal who tries to extol the virtues of trade, he prefers to just ignore its impact entirely. Matthew Yglesias » The Case for Ever-Bigger Government
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