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"altogether" in British English

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altogetheradverb

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 ​rightworking 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.

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altogethernoun [S]

uk   /ˌɔːl.təˈɡeð.ər/  us   /ˌɑːl.təˈɡeð.ɚ/
(Definition of altogether from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"altogether" in American English

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altogetheradverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɔl·təˈɡeð·ər, ˈɔl·təˌɡeð·ər/
completely or in ​total: The ​trainslowed down and then ​stopped altogether. He was altogether ​exhausted. Altogether, she gave away some $60 million in her ​lifetime.
(Definition of altogether from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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