Definition of perfectly in English:

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perfectly

Pronunciation: /ˈpərfək(t)lē/

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, darned, bloody

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Syllabification: per·fect·ly

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