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Wholey vs. Wholly: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sawaira Riaz || By Sumera Saeed || Published on January 13, 2024
Wholey is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is wholly. Wholly means entirely, completely, or fully, often used to emphasize the extent of something.

Which is correct: Wholey or Wholly

How to spell Wholly?

Wholey is Incorrect

Wholly is Correct

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Key Differences

Link "wholly" with "whole," as in the whole part, emphasizing the use of 'h.'
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024
Visualize "wholly" as "whole-ly," implying the entirety of something.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024
Remember, "wholly" contains "holy," but with a 'w' at the beginning.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024
Connect "wholly" with "wholeheartedly," both suggesting fullness and completeness.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 13, 2024
Use the mnemonic i.e. "Wholly is whole-ly, not hole-ly."
Aimie Carlson
Jan 13, 2024
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Wholly Definitions

Signifying complete agreement or support.
They were wholly in favor of the new plan.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 25, 2023
Reflecting an all-encompassing manner.
He was wholly absorbed in his writing.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 25, 2023
Completely and entirely; to the full extent.
The project was wholly funded by the community.
Janet White
Dec 25, 2023
Emphasizing total inclusion or involvement.
She was wholly committed to her research.
Harlon Moss
Dec 25, 2023
Used to indicate something is done without exception.
The decision was wholly unexpected.
Janet White
Dec 25, 2023
Completely; entirely
"The old American purposes are still wholly relevant" (John F. Kennedy).
Sumera Saeed
Dec 23, 2023
Exclusively; solely.
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Dec 23, 2023
Completely and entirely; to the fullest extent.
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Dec 23, 2023
Exclusively and solely.
A creature wholly given to brawls and wine.
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Dec 23, 2023
In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly.
Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield.
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Dec 23, 2023
To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.
They employed themselves wholly in domestic life.
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Dec 23, 2023
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
Sumera Saeed
Dec 23, 2023

FAQs

Which vowel is used before wholly?

The vowel 'o' is used before wholly.
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

What is the verb form of wholly?

Wholly is an adverb; it doesn't have a verb form.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 13, 2024

Why is it called wholly?

It's called wholly, derived from the word "whole," indicating completeness or entirety.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

What is the root word of wholly?

The root word is "whole."
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

What is the plural form of wholly?

Wholly remains the same in plural usage.
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

Which preposition is used with wholly?

Prepositions are not typically used with wholly.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

Which conjunction is used with wholly?

Conjunctions like "and," "but," and "or" can be used.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

Is wholly a negative or positive word?

It's neutral; context determines its connotation.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

What is the pronunciation of wholly?

Pronunciation: /ˈhoʊli/
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

What is the singular form of wholly?

As an adverb, wholly doesn't have singular or plural forms.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

Is wholly an adverb?

Yes, wholly is an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Jan 13, 2024

Is wholly a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

Is the wholly term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Harlon Moss
Jan 13, 2024

Is the word wholly imperative?

No, as an adverb, it's not imperative.
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

How many syllables are in wholly?

There are two syllables.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in wholly?

The stressed syllable is 'hol.'
Aimie Carlson
Jan 13, 2024

What is the third form of wholly?

There's no third form; it remains "wholly."
Aimie Carlson
Jan 13, 2024

Is wholly a countable noun?

Wholly is not a noun; it's an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Jan 13, 2024

How do we divide wholly into syllables?

It's divided as: hol-ly.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 13, 2024

What is the opposite of wholly?

The opposite could be "partially" or "partly."
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

Which determiner is used with wholly?

Determiners are not typically used with adverbs like wholly.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

What is the second form of wholly?

There's no second form; it's always "wholly."
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

Which article is used with wholly?

Articles are not typically used with adverbs like wholly.
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

Is wholly a noun or adjective?

Wholly is an adverb.
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

Is wholly an abstract noun?

No, it's an adverb, not a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 13, 2024

What is another term for wholly?

Another term is "completely" or "entirely."
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

What is the first form of wholly?

As an adverb, wholly doesn't have different forms.
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024

How is wholly used in a sentence?

"Her opinion was wholly supported by the evidence presented."
Sumera Saeed
Jan 13, 2024

Is wholly a vowel or consonant?

It's a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Harlon Moss
Jan 13, 2024

What part of speech is wholly?

Wholly is an adverb.
Janet White
Jan 13, 2024
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