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From complete +‎ -ly.


  • IPA(key): /kəmˈpliːtli/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: com‧plete‧ly



completely (comparative more completely, superlative most completely)

  1. (manner) In a complete manner
    • 1851, Herman Melville, chapter 70, in Moby-Dick:
      It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded.
    • 1899, Kate Chopin, chapter XIX, in The Awakening:
      She completely abandoned her Tuesdays at home, and did not return the visits of those who had called upon her.
    • 1969, E.R. Zumwalt, Jr., Silver Star Citation - John Kerry:
      Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY immediately maneuvered his craft through several strafing runs which completely silenced the enemy.
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  2. (degree) To the fullest extent or degree; totally.
    He is completely mad.



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