Meaning of “altogether” in the English Dictionary

"altogether" in British English

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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)

"altogether" in American English

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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)