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Definition of 'altogether'


  1. informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"
       Synonyms: raw birthday suit


  1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"
       Synonyms: wholly entirely completely totally all whole
       Antonyms: partially partly part
  2. with everything included or counted; "altogether he earns close to a million dollars"
       Synonyms: all told in all
  3. with everything considered (and neglecting details); "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad"
       Synonyms: all in all on the whole tout ensemble

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