Definition of fully in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʊli/


1Completely or entirely; to the fullest extent: I fully understand the fears of the workers
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  • 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.
completely, entirely, wholly, totally, thoroughly, quite, utterly, perfectly, altogether, exhaustively, extensively, intimately, in all respects, in every respect, without reservation, without exception, {lock, stock, and barrel}, from first to last, to the hilt
informal dead, totes
2No less or fewer than (used to emphasize an amount): fully 65 per cent 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.
at least, without exaggeration, easily, quite
informal without a word of a lie


Old English fullīce (see full1, -ly2).

Words that rhyme with fully

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

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