officially

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From official +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈfɪʃəli/
    • (file)
  • Hyphenation: of‧fi‧cial‧ly

Adverb[edit]

officially (comparative more officially, superlative most officially)

  1. In an official manner; according to official rules or regulations.
    Antonyms: inofficially, unofficially
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 292:
      [T]here was nothing to drink except orange crush - officially.
  2. (slang) Thoroughly, completely.
    That’s it! I’m officially outraged.

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