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perfectly

Line breaks: per|fect¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːfɪk(t)li
 
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Definition of perfectly in English:

adverb

1In a manner or way that could not be better: the ring fitted perfectly [as submodifier]: perfectly clean glass bottles
More example sentences
  • She picked up and started scrubbing what appeared to be an already perfectly clean glass bowl.
  • You fall in love and the guy is wonderful and everything works perfectly first time.
  • The reality is far from that and I wondered why because to us it seems perfectly normal.
Synonyms
1.1 [as submodifier] Used for emphasis, especially in order to assert something that has been challenged or doubted: you know perfectly well I can’t stay
More example sentences
  • I would like to make it perfectly clear right now that I did not vote for these guys.
  • What is perfectly clear is that the entire venture has been daring from the outset.
  • It is perfectly clear that at no time did the claimant hold any such appointment as a member of any such body.
Synonyms
very, quite, full
informal damn, damned
British informal jolly, bloody
North American informal darned
archaic or Northern English right

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