F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [foo l-ee, foo l-lee]
    • /ˈfʊl i, ˈfʊl li/
    • /ˈfʊli/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [foo l-ee, foo l-lee]
    • /ˈfʊl i, ˈfʊl li/

Definitions of fully word

  • adverb fully entirely or wholly: You should be fully done with the work by now. 1
  • adverb fully quite or at least: Fully half the class attended the ceremony. 1
  • noun fully Completely or entirely; to the furthest extent. 1
  • adverb fully completely 1
  • adverb fully to the top 1
  • adverb fully Fully means to the greatest degree or extent possible. 0

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Origin of fully

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English. See full1, -ly

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Parts of speech for Fully


fully popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fully

adv fully

  • absolutely — Absolutely means totally and completely.
  • thoroughly — in a thorough manner or degree; completely and carefully: We will review the data thoroughly.
  • quite — completely, wholly, or entirely: quite the reverse; not quite finished.
  • perfectly — in a perfect manner or to a perfect degree: to sing an aria perfectly.
  • totally — wholly; entirely; completely.

adverb fully

  • entirely — Completely (often used for emphasis).
  • adequately — as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people.
  • sufficiently — adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
  • enough — As much or as many as required.

Antonyms for fully

adv fully

  • partially — being such in part only; not total or general; incomplete: partial blindness; a partial payment of a debt.
  • incompletely — not complete; lacking some part.
  • partly — in part; to some extent or degree; partially; not wholly: His statement is partly true.
  • inadequately — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
  • insufficiently — not sufficient; lacking in what is necessary or required: an insufficient answer.

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