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perfectly

[pur-fikt-lee]
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  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.
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Origin of perfectly

1275–1325; perfect + -ly; replacing Middle English parfitly, derivative of parfit (see perfect)

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1. flawlessly, superbly, ideally.
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perfectly

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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