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American English: /ˌɔltəˈɡɛðər/
British English: /ɔːltəˈɡɛðə/

Translation of altogether in Spanish:


  • 1 (completely)
    that system is altogether simpler
    ese sistema es mucho más sencillo
    I've given up smoking altogether
    he dejado totalmente de fumar
    he dejado de fumar del todo
    the decision wasn't altogether wise
    la decisión no fue del todo acertada
    Example sentences
    • And then there's the question of adjusting for inflation which I am not altogether sure how to go about.
    • Cllr Brian Stanley said that he was not altogether sure that all the blame lay on her shoulders.
    • In fact, I am not altogether sure that there is much truth at all going around Camps Bay these days.
  • 2 (as intensifier) it would involve altogether too much effort
    supondría un esfuerzo mayúsculo
    the trip was altogether ghastly
    el viaje fue absolutamente espantoso
  • 3 (in total)
    Example sentences
    • We were ten altogether.
    • How many people altogether work in the same organization?
    • Altogether 100 papers were found using the reported search, of which four presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question.
  • 4 (on the whole) (sentence adv)
    Example sentences
    • He does the game completion stats for us as well, and altogether it can be quite time-consuming so he does a good job.
    • Altogether it wasn’t the most successful show for us.
    • Altogether it's one of my absolute favorite movies of all time.


  • in the altogether [colloquial] [humorous]
    en cueros [colloquial] [humorous]
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