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[ em-uh-nuhnt-lee ]


  1. highly; very:

    He is eminently qualified.


/ ˈɛmɪnəntlɪ /


  1. extremely

    eminently sensible

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Word History and Origins

Origin of eminently1

First recorded in 1620–30; eminent ( def ) + -ly ( def )

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Example Sentences

Spending a week’s pay on a pair of handlebars soon seems eminently reasonable, and you implement austerity measures in other aspects of life in order to acquire all the stuff it takes to make riding a bicycle as close to perfect as it can be.

The brand hails from Austria, and has positioned itself as a sort of antidote to the overly fussy world of high-end glassware by offering a standardized, eminently usable wine glass that cruises alongside any wine in the world.

From Eater

In artists’ hands, these machines are becoming eminently capable of expression through performance.

The result is an eminently readable, thought-provoking volume, with a clear message to separate nostalgic fantasy and false narratives from history.

I’m not sure why they object, but Pearl’s work is eminently solid and speaks for itself.

Not only were all of the new positions physically possible, they were also eminently pleasurable.

The final guess is also eminently reasonable: Mimas might have a partly liquid interior.

“Risking their lives,” Decontee said of the two eminently worthy outfits.

It is sweet but not cloyingly so, and tastes eminently healthful.

Having these stories gathered into one eminently readable anthology makes Radiant Truths an important book.

The result of this mission was eminently successful; a special treaty was drawn up and Spain sold Louisiana to France.

Doubtless the commentator habit is fixed in the nature of man; but it was pre-eminently mediaeval.

When he attacked the government he was eminently quotable, and this endeared him to both reporters and editors.

Our friends would call you eminently 85 practical, I suppose, and the irresponsible lady sighed.

Roger Bacon, an eminently learned monk of the Franciscan order, died, aged 80.


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What does eminently mean?

Eminently means highly or very.

It’s an adverb that’s typically used to modify (describe) adjectives, especially positive ones, as in She is eminently qualified. 

Example: These versions are eminently better than the ones that were presented to us previously.

Where does eminently come from?

The first records of the word eminently come from around the 1620s. Its base word, eminent, comes from the Latin verb ēminēre, meaning “to stand out.”

The adjective eminent means high in station, rank, or reputation. It’s usually used to describe someone who is prominent or distinguished in some way, especially within a particular field. Eminently can also mean in an eminent manner, but this sense of the word is not commonly used.

Eminently should not be confused with imminently, which is the adverb form of imminent, meaning likely to occur at any time.

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How is eminently used in real life?

Eminently is typically used to modify positive adjectives. It means the same thing as very.



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A. highly
B. very
C. extremely
D. somewhat

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