Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a complete manner; fully; totally; utterly.
  • adv. To the fullest extent or degree; totally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a complete manner; fully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a complete manner; fully; perfectly; entirely; wholly; totally; utterly; thoroughly; quite: as, to be completely mistaken; “completely witty,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. so as to be complete; with everything necessary
  • adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

Etymologies

complete +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although I believe that this game has one of the nicest interfaces around, I got my dad to try it, and despite being a fore-runner in CAD circles, he spent a long time clicking and dragging on menu icons in order to move them around, and misinterpreting signals in the game, and completely, *completely* ignoring the tutorial signs in the background... like they were invisible or something.

    Design Tour - World of Goo on Vimeo

  • "Mowbray and I are completely reconciled -- _completely_, you understand.

    The Deluge

  • The child clapped her hands together and Anabella bent to pick her up, her expression completely changing as she swept Baby Ana into her arms.

    Healing the Highlander

  • Note that these variants are not a matter of actually writing a word completely wrong, but only of variations in the spelling of a word; see also on the next pages.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Schyman leaned back in his chair and concentrated on keeping his expression completely neutral, as the true nature of his elevation dawned on him with crystal-clear transparency:

    Red Wolf

  • Only Ivy was alone, off to the side, her expression completely unreadable.

    Vanished

  • Almost as funny but thoroughly depressing, however, is that - for Wal-Mart, at least - Mr. Smith and those Weinstein boys have stripped the "porno" from the title completely for DVD shelves, labeling it simply "Zack and Miri."

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The sunlight spilled over her shoulder and across the page, reflecting light on her face, her expression completely engrossed.

    The Laird Who Loved Me

  • Soomie beamed at Ariana, her expression completely open for the first time since theyd met.

    Beautiful Disaster

  • She glanced at Lexa, who was sipping her drink as she watched Quinn and her friend scurry off, her expression completely normal.

    Beautiful Disaster

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