[ pur-fikt-lee ]
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  1. in a perfect manner or to a perfect degree: to sing an aria perfectly.

  2. 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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for perfectly


/ (ˈpɜːfɪktlɪ) /

  1. completely, utterly, or absolutely

  2. in a perfect way; extremely well

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