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perfectly

[pur-fikt-lee] /ˈpɜr fɪkt li/
adverb
1.
in a perfect manner or to a perfect degree:
to sing an aria perfectly.
2.
completely; fully; adequately: This will suit my purpose perfectly. He’s perfectly happy to help out.
She’s perfectly capable of making her own decision.
Origin of perfectly
1275-1325
1275-1325; perfect + -ly; replacing Middle English parfitly, derivative of parfit (see perfect)
Synonyms
1. flawlessly, superbly, ideally.
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perfectly

/ˈpɜːfɪktlɪ/
adverb
1.
completely, utterly, or absolutely
2.
in a perfect way; extremely well
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Word Origin and History for perfectly
adv.

c.1300, from perfect + -ly (2).

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