Definition of fully in English:

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fully

Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝olē/

adverb

1Completely or entirely; to the furthest extent: I fully understand the fears of the workers
More example sentences
  • I fully understand that person's fears but the wider picture is kinda scary don't you think?
  • The fact that it's fully interactive is entirely appropriate to the subject matter.
  • Autism is an extremely complex condition, and one which has never been fully understood.
Synonyms
1.1Without lacking or omitting anything: this issue is discussed more fully in chapter seven [as submodifier]: a fully equipped gymnasium
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  • It would include an adventure playground and a fully equipped exercise trail on sloping ground.
  • Once we relied on them to respond to every call flat out and fully equipped.
  • The centre is fully equipped with the latest computers and is a great learning environment.
2No less or fewer than (used to emphasize an amount): fully 65 percent of all funerals are by cremation
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  • Fully 10 percent more girls than boys pray daily.
  • Fully 40 percent of the nation's states were now affected in some way by budget restrictions.
  • Above the east stand of the ground, fully a hundred yards or so from where I stood, flew four seagulls, and their cries were all that broke the silence.
Synonyms
at least, no less than, no fewer than, easily, without exaggeration

Origin

Old English fullīce (see full1, -ly2).

Words that rhyme with fully

ampullae, bullae, bully, Lully, pulley, Woolley, woolly

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Syllabification: ful·ly

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