highly

[ hahy-lee ]
/ ˈhaɪ li /

adverb

in or to a high degree; extremely: highly amusing; highly seasoned food.
with high appreciation or praise; admiringly: to speak highly of a person.
more than adequately; generously: a highly paid consultant.

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Origin of highly

before 900; Middle English heihliche,Old English hēalīce.See high, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for highly

highly
/ (ˈhaɪlɪ) /

adverb

(intensifier)highly pleased; highly disappointed
with great approbation or favourwe spoke highly of it
in a high positionplaced highly in class
at or for a high price or cost
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