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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 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.

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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)

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altogetheradverb [not gradable]

us   /ˌɔl·təˈɡeð·ər, ˈɔl·təˌɡeð·ər/
completely or in total: The train slowed 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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“altogether” in British English

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