- Wholly is defined as completely or fully.
An example of something done wholly is learning everything possible about a subject.
to the whole amount or extent; totally; entirely
Origin of whollyMiddle English holi: see whole and amp; -y
- Completely; entirely: “The old American purposes are still wholly relevant” (John F. Kennedy).
- Exclusively; solely.
From the Middle English word holliche. See also whole and -ly.