Definition of perfectly in English:

perfectly

adverb

  • 1In a manner or way that could not be better.

    ‘the ring fitted perfectly’
    [as submodifier] ‘perfectly clean glass bottles’
    • ‘It may be perfectly secure, but I'm not sure it will feel secure to internet punters.’
    • ‘Bottled water in a country where perfectly drinkable stuff comes out of the tap was one.’
    • ‘The bed of noodles complemented it perfectly, as did the sauce in which it swam.’
    • ‘They perfectly captured the spirit that he intended for many of his works.’
    • ‘On the other, though, he is so perfectly behaved you could almost believe he was a young adult.’
    • ‘We used to complain about how little we see of each other so this works out perfectly.’
    • ‘The utter misery of having to finish a race you wish you'd never started is captured perfectly.’
    • ‘Consequently, once we enter the store, my perfectly ordered list makes no sense at all.’
    • ‘Around them the paddies are such a perfectly unsullied shade of green they don't seem real.’
    • ‘Served in a sauce with beef, game or shellfish, it can lift the flavour perfectly.’
    • ‘The spirit of this music and its wonderful contrasts of mood are captured perfectly.’
    • ‘It perfectly matched my shirt, and a tall Sikh boy with an insurmountable grin stopped to tie it on.’
    • ‘She picked up and started scrubbing what appeared to be an already perfectly clean glass bowl.’
    • ‘It is my idea of a perfectly lovely summer afternoon to sit in a lawn chair in the shade and read.’
    • ‘At the outbreak of the first world war, she was perfectly equipped for a role in intelligence.’
    • ‘You fall in love and the guy is wonderful and everything works perfectly first time.’
    • ‘It's perfectly in order and lots of people in loving, caring relationships have it.’
    • ‘A face is perfectly symmetrical where one side is exactly the same as the other.’
    • ‘The reality is far from that and I wondered why because to us it seems perfectly normal.’
    • ‘This is a perfectly placed hotel in which to wallow in cool style and luxury.’
    absolutely, utterly, completely, altogether, entirely, wholly, totally, thoroughly, fully, quite, in every respect
    superbly, superlatively, excellently, flawlessly, faultlessly, to perfection, without fault, ideally, wonderfully, marvellously, magnificently, sublimely, admirably, inimitably, incomparably, impeccably, immaculately, exquisitely, consummately
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    1. 1.1[as submodifier]Used for emphasis, especially in order to assert something that has been challenged or doubted.
      ‘you know perfectly well I can't stay’
      • ‘What tends to deprave or corrupt one person may prove perfectly inoffensive to another.’
      • ‘It helps to mar what is otherwise a perfectly respectable account of the old soak's rise to power.’
      • ‘It is, of course, perfectly legitimate to question whether or not they were right to do that.’
      • ‘I am not going to summarise the plan here, because you can perfectly well read it for yourself.’
      • ‘It is a waste of taxpayers money to pay for something that can happen perfectly well without the money.’
      • ‘Why would she tell her father and mother what they already know perfectly well?’
      • ‘Perhaps it's not the right thing to say but to be perfectly honest about it, yes.’
      • ‘The technical help desks at both companies assured me it was perfectly possible to do it oneself.’
      • ‘Those of vague faith hold a perfectly reasonable and defensible position in a world of plenty.’
      • ‘For him to want to continue a relationship with his child is perfectly natural.’
      • ‘He was perfectly justified in criticising the way English clubs are run financially.’
      • ‘I would like to make it perfectly clear right now that I did not vote for these guys.’
      • ‘It's perfectly possible that the next time I go back to Brazil it will reclaim its title.’
      • ‘What is perfectly clear is that the entire venture has been daring from the outset.’
      • ‘It is perfectly clear that at no time did the claimant hold any such appointment as a member of any such body.’
      • ‘That there are perfectly legitimate claims for compensation is a fact nobody would deny.’
      • ‘I'm perfectly aware that this one was just random bad luck, and just wanted to vent.’
      • ‘Now it is of course perfectly possible for there to be two valid legal reasons for doing something.’
      • ‘The company said it believed this was a perfectly appropriate marketing strategy.’
      • ‘Of course, many of the technicians knew perfectly well how to read music but they could not admit it.’

Pronunciation:

perfectly

/ˈpəːfɪk(t)li/