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perfectly Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    absolutely; dead; utterly.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right
  2. adverb in a perfect or faultless way
    • She performed perfectly on the balance beam
    • spoke English perfectly
    • solved the problem perfectly

Per"fect*ly adverb
  1. In a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; throughly; faultlessly. "Perfectly divine." Milton.
    As many as touched were made perfectly whole. Matt. xiv. 36.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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