- 1Completely; absolutely: the building was totally destroyed by the fire [as submodifier]: they came from totally different backgrounds some of the lyrics are totally brilliant she’s almost totally deafMore example sentences
completely, absolutely, entirely, wholly, fully, thoroughly, utterly, quite, altogether, one hundred per cent; downright, unqualifiedly, in all respects, unconditionally, perfectly, unrestrictedly, consummately, undisputedly, unmitigatedly, wholeheartedly, radically, stark, just, to the hilt, all the way, to the maximum extent
- 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.
- 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 TommyMore example sentences
- 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!’More example sentences
- "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."