completely

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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. entirely, fully, totally, utterly, wholly, undividedly, perfectly, absolutely, unanimously, thoroughly, en masse, exhaustively, minutely, painstakingly, extensively, conclusively, positively, unconditionally, unqualifiedly, finally, without omission, to the utmost, ultimately, in toto, in entirety, exclusively, simply, effectively, competently, solidly, bodily, determinedly, maturely, radically, altogether, quite, downright, all the way, comprehensively, to the end, from beginning to end, on all counts, in all, in full measure, in the mass, to the limit, to the full, in full, to completion, to the nth degree*, to a frazzle*, through thick and thin*, down to the ground*, through and through*, hook, line, and sinker*, rain or shine*, in one lump*, lock, stock, and barrel*, from A to Z*, root and branch*, from head to foot*, inside out*; see also finally 1 .
Ant. somewhat, partly*, partially.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adverb 1. To the fullest extent: absolutely, all, altogether, dead, entirely, flat, fully, just, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally, utterly, well2, wholly. Informal: clean, clear. Idioms: in toto, through and through. See BIG, LIMITED. 2. In a complete manner: exhaustively, intensively, thoroughly. Idioms: in and out, inside out, up and down. See PART, LIMITED.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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