[per-tik-yuh-ler-lee, puh-tik-]


in a particular or to an exceptional degree; especially: He read it with particularly great interest.
in a particular manner; specifically; individually.
in detail; minutely.

Origin of particularly

1350–1400; Middle English. See particular, -ly

Synonyms for particularly

1. exceptionally, specially. See especially. 3. scrupulously. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for particularly

Contemporary Examples of particularly

Historical Examples of particularly

  • Hester Paine was not particularly well pleased with the meeting.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Reflects on the Harlowe family, and particularly on Mrs. Harlowe, for her passiveness.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • The white men were slave-hunters, and were after me particularly, as I learned afterwards.

    Biography of a Slave

    Charles Thompson

  • They did not seem to interest him particularly, or else they puzzled him.

  • The question struck them both as particularly inane, in view of his actions.

British Dictionary definitions for particularly



very much; exceptionallyI wasn't particularly successful
in particular; specificallypensioners, particularly the less well-off
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Word Origin and History for particularly

"in a special degree, more than others," 1670s, from particular (adj.) + -ly (2).

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