perfectly

  • 1 Perfectly — Per fect*ly, adv. In a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; throughly; faultlessly. Perfectly divine. Milton. [1913 Webster] As many as touched were made perfectly whole. Matt. xiv. 36. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 perfectly — [adv1] absolutely altogether, completely, consummately, entirely, fully, quite, thoroughly, totally, utterly, well, wholly; concepts 531,544 Ant. imperfectly, partially perfectly [adv2] without flaw admirably, correctly, excellently, exquisitely …

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  • 3 perfectly — index purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 perfectly — c.1300, from PERFECT (Cf. perfect) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 perfectly — ► ADVERB 1) in a perfect way. 2) absolutely; completely …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 perfectly — [pʉr′fikt lē] adv. 1. so as to be perfect; to a perfect degree 2. completely; fully …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 perfectly — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)fɪktli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV adj/adv (emphasis) You can use perfectly to emphasize an adjective or adverb, especially when you think the person you are talking to might doubt what you are saying. There s no reason why you can t have a… …

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  • 8 perfectly — per|fect|ly W3S2 [ˈpə:fıktli US ˈpə:r ] adv 1.) completely used to emphasize what you are saying ▪ It s perfectly normal to be nervous before a performance. ▪ The sale was perfectly legal. ▪ You can get a perfectly good coat at Sears for a lot… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 perfectly — per|fect|ly [ pɜrfıktli ] adverb *** 1. ) used for emphasizing a particular quality: COMPLETELY: It s perfectly natural for parents to worry about their children. a ) know perfectly well used for saying in an annoyed way that someone should… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 perfectly — adverb 1 in a perfect way: She speaks English perfectly. | The colors match perfectly. 2 a word meaning very or completely, used especially when you are annoyed about something: We want to make our position perfectly clear! | You know perfectly… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 perfectly */*/*/ — UK [ˈpɜː(r)fɪk(t)lɪ] / US [ˈpɜrfɪk(t)lɪ] adverb 1) in a way that could not be better They are a perfectly matched couple. He took a perfectly ironed shirt from the wardrobe. 2) used for emphasizing a particular quality It s perfectly natural for… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 perfectly — adverb 1) a perfectly cooked meal Syn: faultlessly, superbly, superlatively, excellently, flawlessly, to perfection, without fault, ideally, inimitably, incomparably, impeccably, immaculately, exquisitely, consummately; informal like a dream, to… …

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  • 13 perfectly — /perr fikt lee/, adv. 1. in a perfect manner or to a perfect degree: to sing an aria perfectly. 2. completely; fully; adequately: This will suit my purpose perfectly. [1275 1325; PERFECT + LY; r. ME parfitly, deriv. of parfit (see PERFECT)] Syn.… …

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  • 14 perfectly — adverb /ˈpɜːfɪktli,ˈpɝfɪktli/ a) With perfection. They completed the first series perfectly. b) Wholly, adequately. Their performance was perfectly fine …

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  • 15 perfectly — adv. Perfectly is used with these adjectives: ↑able, ↑acceptable, ↑accurate, ↑adequate, ↑agreeable, ↑amiable, ↑appropriate, ↑attainable, ↑audible, ↑aware, ↑balanced, ↑ …

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  • 16 perfectly — adverb 1) a perfectly cooked meal Syn: superbly, superlatively, excellently, flawlessly, faultlessly, to perfection, immaculately, exquisitely, consummately; N.Amer. to a fare thee well; informal like a dream, to a T 2) we understand each other… …

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  • 17 perfectly — adv. 1 completely; absolutely (I understand you perfectly). 2 quite, completely (is perfectly capable of doing it). 3 in a perfect way …

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  • 18 perfectly — adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a perfect manner 2. to a complete or adequate extent ; quite < was perfectly happy until now > …

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  • 19 perfectly — /ˈpɜfəktli/ (say perfuhktlee) adverb 1. in a perfect manner or degree. 2. completely: *Also, I might put my hand on a spider or a worm or something perfectly horrid. –elizabeth jolley, 1983 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 perfectly — Synonyms and related words: a outrance, absolutely, accurately, admirably, all out, altogether, beyond all bounds, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, bloody, clean, completely, consummately, correctly, damned, dead, definitely,… …

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