Definition of fully in English:



  • 1Completely or entirely; to the furthest extent.

    ‘I fully understand the fears of the workers’
    • ‘It's fully revised, with a new chapter taking in the whole saga of his resignation and comeback.’
    • ‘She is fully aware of the risks, but believes her past experience will help.’
    • ‘I fully understand this viewpoint, but I think that there is an inherent moral dilemma.’
    • ‘Employ a good lawyer and make sure you fully understand the process before you commit to any purchase.’
    • ‘Things happen behind closed doors which he doesn't see and so he doesn't fully understand.’
    • ‘Social workers told me that until they read it they hadn't understood fully the feelings of carers.’
    • ‘His importance and contribution can never be fully appreciated.’
    • ‘Employers in 40 percent of colleges have yet to fully meet the last national deal on pay.’
    • ‘It would probably take at least two terms to be fully dealt with and vast amounts of money.’
    • ‘The fact that it's fully interactive is entirely appropriate to the subject matter.’
    • ‘However the youngster has scored five in his last seven and will be fully focused on the job at hand.’
    • ‘Auditors were called in, but the true amount of money taken by Lucas could not be fully determined.’
    • ‘She said he ‘was not fully candid about his knowledge of White House involvement in the decision’.’
    • ‘Autism is an extremely complex condition, and one which has never been fully understood.’
    • ‘By then, the emphasis was fully focused on the harmony and happiness of the marriage.’
    • ‘However, Duncker was fully aware of the need to avoid alienating her audience.’
    • ‘I fully understand that person's fears but the wider picture is kinda scary don't you think?’
    • ‘No amount of money can fully compensate for the loss of a limb or for extreme pain.’
    • ‘I would go so far as to suggest that two or three of them were anything but fully fit.’
    • ‘This can only happen by fully listening to and understanding the evidence before making a comment.’
    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
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  • 2No less or fewer than (used to emphasize an amount)

    ‘fully 65 percent of all funerals are by cremation’
    • ‘Fully 1.2 million of the people providing care to family and friends spent 50 hours or more a week engaged in this support.’
    • ‘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
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Old English fullīce (see full, -ly).