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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɜːfɪk(t)li/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɝfɪk(t)li/
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- (Appalachians, obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈpɑɹfɪk(t)lɪ/
- With perfection.
- They completed the first series perfectly.
- Wholly, completely, totally.
- Their performance was perfectly fine.
- Skydiving is the act jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
- 1687, John Aubrey, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme, page 6:
- The Gentiles would not perfectly relinquish all their Idols; so, they were persuaded to turne the Image of Jupiter with his thunderbolt to Christus crucifixus, and Venus and Cupid to the Madonna and her Babe.
- 1899, Knut Hamsun, “Part III”, in George Egerton [pseudonym; Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright], transl., Hunger […], London: Leonard Smithers and Co […], →OCLC, page 168:
- I was perfectly stunned. I sat and moistened my lips a little, but otherwise made no effort to do anything: my chest was in a pitiful state.
- 2019, Li Huang, James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, →DOI, page 4:
- The route taken does not have to be a perfectly straight line, just so long as it is linear and is followed consistently for each transect taken.
Some adjectives commonly collocating with perfectly:
- perfectly willing
- perfectly safe
- perfectly well
- perfectly healthy
- perfectly obvious
- perfectly able
- perfectly capable
- perfectly clear
- perfectly normal
- perfectly understandable