[em-uh-nuh nt-lee]


highly; very: He is eminently qualified.

Origin of eminently

First recorded in 1620–30; eminent + -ly
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Historical Examples of eminently

  • Mr. Jacquetot weighed seventeen stone, but he was eminently intelligent.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • An eminently characteristic anecdote has been told of his perseverance as a boy.


    Samuel Smiles

  • The gentleman is eminently distinguished for his self-respect.


    Samuel Smiles

  • The inventive faculty has its dangers, and Bunyan was eminently gifted in that way.


    James Anthony Froude

  • The envelope was square, of an expensive quality, and eminently aristocratic.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for eminently



extremelyeminently sensible
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