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altogether

adverb uk   /ˌɔːl.təˈɡeð.ər/ us    /ˌɑːl.təˈɡeð.ɚ/
B1 in total: That'll be £52.50 altogether, please. B2 completely: The government ought to abolish the tax altogether. She wrote less and less often, and eventually she stopped altogether. It's all right working with him, but living with him would be a different matter altogether. I'm not altogether sure I want that (= I have doubts about it). I think Graham will agree, but convincing Mary will be altogether more (= much more) difficult. B2 considering everything: He's bad-tempered, selfish, and altogether an unpleasant man.

altogether

noun [S] uk   /ˌɔːl.təˈɡeð.ər/ us    /ˌɑːl.təˈɡeð.ɚ/
be in the altogether old-fashioned to be naked
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