Meaning of “totally” in the English Dictionary

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"totally" in British English

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totallyadverb

uk /ˈtəʊ.təl.i/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl.i/

B1 completely:

Her second husband is totally different from Mark.
I totally agree with you.

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  • She was depressed and felt totally hopeless about the future.
  • The taking of hostages, said the minister, was totally unacceptable under any circumstances.
  • Honestly, it's the story of my life - I meet a totally gorgeous bloke and he's leaving for Australia the next day!
  • Absorbed in her work, she was totally oblivious of her surroundings.
  • You look totally fabulous in that dress.

(Definition of “totally” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"totally" in American English

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totallyadverb

us /ˈtoʊ·t̬əl·i/

completely or extremely:

This book is totally different from her last one.

(Definition of “totally” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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