perfectly

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Etymology[edit]

perfect +‎ -ly

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Adverb[edit]

perfectly ‎(comparative more perfectly, superlative most perfectly)

  1. With perfection.
    They completed the first series perfectly.
  2. Wholly, completely, totally.
    Their performance was perfectly fine.
    Skydiving is jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
    • 1899, Knut Hamsun, Hunger, translated by George Egerton, Part III, page 168
      I was perfectly stunned. I sat and moistened my lips a little, but otherwise made no effort to do anything: []
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”[1], BBC Sport:
      James Milner's angled free-kick was headed on to the post by the tireless Bent and Lampard the opportunist was perfectly placed to stoop and head in from virtually on the goal-line.

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Most common English words before 1923: I'd · fifty · trust · #849: perfectly · fixed · leaves · chair