- 1.1 (to a high degree) See examples: it's highly probable/unlikelyshe's a highly intelligent childes muy/muy poco probablehis methods are highly unconventionales una niña inteligentísima or sumamente inteligentehighly dangeroussus métodos son muy poco ortodoxoshighly educatedpeligrosísimopeligroso en extremoour highly trained/skilled workforcemuy cultofood that is too highly spiced/seasonednuestra mano de obra altamente capacitada/calificadashe praised him highlycomida excesivamente condimentada/sazonadahe's highly esteemed/respected by his colleagueslo puso por las nubessus colegas lo tienen en gran estima/lo respetan muchoExample sentences1.2 (favorably) See examples: his boss speaks/thinks very highly of him
I can't recommend her highly enoughsu jefe habla muy bien/tiene muy buena opinión de élhe came to us highly recommendedla recomiendo sin ninguna reservavino con excelentes recomendacionesExample sentences1.3 (at a high rate) See examples: a highly paid job
- Even exposure to relatively low levels of this highly poisonous gas can cause brain damage or death.
- On one side the tiles are broken and the steps into the pool are loose and highly dangerous.
- She said she did not blame the driver, but felt the junction was highly dangerous.
1.4 (in a high position) See examples: a highly placed officialun trabajo muy bien pagado or remuneradoun alto cargoun funcionario importante
- He is very popular with his colleagues and highly regarded by senior officers.
- It is true he polarises people, but where I am from he is highly regarded by the community.
- He's a screenwriter and apparently is very highly regarded in the industry.
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