Definition of totally in English:


Syllabification: to·tal·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈtōtl-ē


  • 1Completely; absolutely: the building was totally destroyed by the fire [as submodifier]: they came from totally different backgrounds
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    • In his denial, he treats a people as less than fully human and totally dishonours the dead.
    • If he is being absolutely and totally honest, what kind of honesty has he deployed up to now?
    • It had been feared that a strong wind from the east could have totally destroyed the window.
    completely, entirely, wholly, thoroughly, fully, utterly, absolutely, perfectly, unreservedly, unconditionally, quite, altogether, downright; in every way, in every respect, one hundred percent, every inch, to the hilt
    informal flat out, to the max
  • 1.1 informal Used to emphasize a clause or statement: I’m sorry, I totally didn’t mean it so then Julie, like, totally dumps her boyfriend Tommy
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    • One day I was driving to the store and I was trying to dial a number on my cell phone at the same time—and I totally hit a mailbox.
    • He is, like, totally good in bed.
    • It was pretty good, but the best part was the waiter totally hit on me.
  • 1.2 [as exclamation] informal Used to express agreement: “After all it’s his mess, so let him clean it up.” “Totally!”
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    • "So will you come?" "Oh, totally."
    • Was this not a mid-life crisis of mega proportions? "Totally!" responds Stephenson.
    • "Is that still a part of your life?" "Totally, dude."

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