Definition of totally in English:



  • 1Completely; absolutely.

    ‘the building was totally destroyed by the fire’
    [as submodifier] ‘they came from totally different backgrounds’
    ‘some of the lyrics are totally brilliant’
    ‘she's almost totally deaf’
    • ‘In addition, it is a totally safe form of exercise, even for people who have injuries.’
    • ‘He seemed like a nice enough man playing a role that he wasn't totally comfortable with.’
    • ‘All of them have been so varied and each one is always totally different form the last.’
    • ‘It had been feared that a strong wind from the east could have totally destroyed the window.’
    • ‘Instead, he became totally calm, relaxed and focused on the shot he was about to play.’
    • ‘In his denial, he treats a people as less than fully human and totally dishonours the dead.’
    • ‘She finally knew what it was like to be totally and utterly in love with one person.’
    • ‘There is a lot of apathy at the club and the supporters are totally disenchanted.’
    • ‘Everyone in the hospital fell in love with her she was totally and utterly spoilt.’
    • ‘My point is that infinity is a lot like zero in some ways, but in other ways is totally different.’
    • ‘If he is being absolutely and totally honest, what kind of honesty has he deployed up to now?’
    • ‘By the fourth I was utterly alone and totally in the dark about where I was, so to speak.’
    • ‘He thought it was totally insensitive to tie a bright yellow wrapper around the stones.’
    • ‘It was puny, totally lacking in the requisite shot of caffeine direct to the brain.’
    • ‘While that might be overstating the case just a little, it is by no means totally fanciful.’
    • ‘I totally understand why people want to march and protest against what we are doing.’
    • ‘He is not a big spinner of the ball anyway and this means he is totally reliant on the rough for any deviation.’
    • ‘This idea is fine for those who live alone or as couples but is totally unworkable for families.’
    • ‘It was a totally new experience for all on board and it also proved to be an arduous one.’
    • ‘We are totally devastated by her death and still cannot believe what has happened.’
    completely, absolutely, entirely, wholly, fully, thoroughly, utterly, quite, altogether, one hundred per cent
    downright, unqualifiedly, in all respects, unconditionally, perfectly, unrestrictedly, consummately, undisputedly, unmitigatedly, wholeheartedly, radically, stark, just, to the hilt, all the way, to the maximum extent
    clean, plumb, dead, bang, totes
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    1. 1.1informal Used to emphasize a clause or statement.
      ‘I'm sorry, I totally didn't mean it’
      ‘so then Julie, like, totally dumps her boyfriend Tommy’
      • ‘Dude, he's totally just posting that so his blog will get linked to.’
      • ‘You totally just contradicted yourself.’
      • ‘You totally said that to Mr. Roberts last week when he was running through the geography prep quiz in fourth period.’
      • ‘He is, like, totally good in bed.’
      • ‘She totally laughed at me when she heard that I was helpless in the middle of town.’
      • ‘And we totally kissed before I left which was awesome!’
      • ‘Claire totally did not need this.’
      • ‘We get stuff done and we cover some ground but we have so much fun totally just girling it up.’
      • ‘It was pretty good, but the best part was the waiter totally hit on me.’
      • ‘She totally cut in front of me.’
      • ‘I was next to him for a little while, and he was totally just as animated as everyone else.’
      • ‘Do you find yourself on set ever saying, wait a minute, I totally said that to my mom earlier today.’
      • ‘He totally just looked right at me!’
      • ‘We totally just made fun of a homeless guy.’
      • ‘Dude, she totally broke a shoe from the excitement.’
      • ‘If it wouldn't freak everyone out, including ourselves, I'd totally kiss you right now.’
      • ‘One day I was driving to the store and I was trying to dial a number on my cell phone at the same time—and I totally hit a mailbox.’
      • ‘"I totally didn't say that," she said, defensively.’
      • ‘So we would totally just wear jetpacks and race them in the air.’
      • ‘Her head, like, totally hit the lockers on the walls with this loud clanging noise.’
    2. 1.2informal [as exclamation]Used to express agreement.
      ‘‘After all it's his mess, so let him clean it up.’ ‘Totally!’’
      • ‘Yeah, totally, it's so different.’
      • ‘Totally, I think it's affecting everyone, whether it's Instant news from loads of perspectives, paying your bills or mail order brides, it's bonkers!’
      • ‘I flashed him a smile as I chirped, "Totally!"’
      • ‘"Oh, totally," she replies without hesitation.’
      • ‘Has she ever had a crush on someone and not told them? "Totally!" she laughs.’
      • ‘Yes, totally, I know he is not the best actor in the world.’
      • ‘Yeah! Girl Power! Totally, that's what this film is about.’
      • ‘"They're an overrated team, totally," Ben nodded to himself.’
      • ‘"So will you come?" "Oh, totally."’
      • ‘"Totally," agreed Maddie, beginning to unpack right then.’
      • ‘"Is that still a part of your life?" "Totally, dude."’
      • ‘Oh yeah, totally, without a doubt.’
      • ‘Was this not a mid-life crisis of mega proportions? "Totally!" responds Stephenson.’
      • ‘I was like, 'Yeah! Sure! Totally!'’
      • ‘Oh my God, totally!’
      • ‘I was saying to him that I don't usually like mashups where they just put one song into another, and he was like, Totally!’
      • ‘Oh totally, Rowan is like every girl out there.’
      • ‘"Do you think that kind of stuff should be kept from the popular knowledge of younger skaters?" "Oh yeah, totally."’
      • ‘Totally man, the stickers are what I'm most looking forward to.’
      • ‘Yeah, totally, you're completely right.’