[ pur-fikt-lee ]
/ ˈpɜr fɪkt li /


in a perfect manner or to a perfect degree: to sing an aria perfectly.
completely; fully; adequately: This will suit my purpose perfectly. He’s perfectly happy to help out. She’s perfectly capable of making her own decision.

Origin of perfectly

1275–1325; perfect + -ly; replacing Middle English parfitly, derivative of parfit (see perfect) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for perfectly

/ (ˈpɜːfɪktlɪ) /


completely, utterly, or absolutely
in a perfect way; extremely well
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