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moderately

[ mod-er-it-lee, mod-rit-lee ]
/ ˈmɒd ər ɪt li, ˈmɒd rɪt li /
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adverb

within reasonable or proper limits; in a way that is not excessive: Some of the more moderately priced accommodations are quite pleasingly situated.
to an adequate but not great extent: We’re moderately well compensated at the factory, but it’s not going to make us rich.
to a mediocre degree; fairly; somewhat: moderately competent dancers; moderately chilly temperatures.

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Origin of moderately

First recorded in 1350–1400; late Middle English moderatliche, moderatly; moderate + -ly
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