Definition of relatively in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛlətɪvli/


[sentence adverb]
1In relation, comparison, or proportion to something else: they were very poor, but, relatively speaking, they had been lucky
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  • Yet, relatively speaking, religion and the churches were pushed away from the centre.
  • Individualism is a pretty new idea relatively speaking and one which most of us today take for granted.
  • Relatively speaking, Antartica's hot.
1.1 [as submodifier] Regarded in comparison with something else rather than absolutely; quite: the site was cheap and relatively clean
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  • Such societies are held in relatively low regard by the college authorities.
  • Part of its defence is based on points which might be regarded as relatively technical.
  • The reason the price is relatively high compared to other options is two-fold.
comparatively, in comparison, by comparison, proportionately;
quite, fairly, reasonably, rather, somewhat, to a limited extent/degree, to a certain extent/degree, to some extent/degree, to an extent, to a degree, within reason, within limits, tolerably, passably, adequately, satisfactorily
informal pretty, kind of, sort of, ish

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