perfectly

[ pur-fikt-lee ]
/ ˈpɜr fɪkt li /

adverb

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.

Nearby words

  1. perfectionists,
  2. perfective,
  3. perfectively,
  4. perfectivity,
  5. perfectivize,
  6. perfecto,
  7. perfector,
  8. perfector press,
  9. perfervid,
  10. perfidious

Origin of perfectly

1275–1325; perfect + -ly; replacing Middle English parfitly, derivative of parfit (see perfect)

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British Dictionary definitions for perfectly

perfectly

/ (ˈpɜːfɪktlɪ) /

adverb

completely, utterly, or absolutely
in a perfect way; extremely well
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Word Origin and History for perfectly

perfectly

adv.

c.1300, from perfect + -ly (2).

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