- 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 already know something:You know perfectly well that's not allowed.2. ) in a way that could not be better:They are a perfectly matched couple.He took a perfectly ironed shirt from the closet.
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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
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 … New thesaurus
perfectly — index purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
perfectly — c.1300, from PERFECT (Cf. perfect) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) … Etymology dictionary
perfectly — ► ADVERB 1) in a perfect way. 2) absolutely; completely … English terms dictionary
perfectly — [pʉr′fikt lē] adv. 1. so as to be perfect; to a perfect degree 2. completely; fully … English World dictionary
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… … English dictionary
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
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
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