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[pur-fikt-lee] /ˈpɜr fɪkt li/
in a perfect manner or to a perfect degree:
to sing an aria perfectly.
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; perfect + -ly; replacing Middle English parfitly, derivative of parfit (see perfect)
1. flawlessly, superbly, ideally. Unabridged
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  • All this is perfectly just, but it is also altogether beside the question.

  • I was disgusted with this logic, though it was perfectly consistent with all I knew of the man.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • I exclaimed, as we encountered a figure that was perfectly familiar to me.

    A Middy of the King Harry Collingwood
  • My dear,” said she, “is the corner-house in perfectly good repair at present?

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • We wasted no time in debating a question on which we were perfectly agreed.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for perfectly


completely, utterly, or absolutely
in a perfect way; extremely well
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for perfectly

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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