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I see いっさい + neg. as meaning "not even a little bit". For example, in this snippet:

火山はただの火山としてその他の説明をいっさいしないのです。

from here.

I translate that as "Not even a little bit does he make any explanation other than the simplest possible explanation of the volcano representing just a volcano."

I have seen いっこうに being used to express a similar connotation of 'not even a little bit'; for example this sentence.

Is there a difference in nuance between the two or can they be used interchangeably?

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I think that 一向に~ない has a nuance like "Someone doesn't do(or Something doesn't happen), even though time passed." For example, we say "彼を東京駅で待っているけど、一向に来ません。"

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