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  1. adverb to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
    peculiarly; particularly; specially.
    • he was particularly fussy about spelling
    • a particularly gruesome attack
    • under peculiarly tragic circumstances
    • an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger
  2. adverb in a special manner
    specially.
    • a specially arranged dinner
WordNet

Es*pe"cial*ly adverb
Definitions
  1. In an especial manner; chiefly; particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree.

Webster 1913