Passionately vs Entirely - What's the difference?

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As adverbs the difference between passionately and entirely

is that passionately is in a passionate manner while entirely is to the full or entire extent.




(en adverb)
  • In a passionate manner.
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  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“The story of this adoption is, of course, the pivot round which all the circumstances of the mysterious tragedy revolved. Mrs. Yule had an only son, namely, William, to whom she was passionately attached ; but, like many a fond mother, she had the desire of mapping out that son's future entirely according to her own ideas.
  • *
  • *:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
  • entirely


    Alternative forms

    * entierly (chiefly archaic) * intirely (archaic or nonstandard)


  • To the full or entire extent.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 15, author=Scott Tobias, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= Film: Reviews: The Dictator , passage=Unlike Ali G Indahouse, Baron Cohen’s failed attempt to bring his most famous character into an entirely fictional universe, Borat found the comic tension in placing his Kazakhstani buffoon in delicate social situations, like a rodeo where he supports the “War Of Terror” a bit too zealously.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Stephen P. Lownie], [ David M. Pelz
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Stents to Prevent Stroke , passage=As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels. The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response, which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.}}
  • To the exclusion of others.
  • Synonyms

    * (to the full extent) completely * (to the exclusion of others)