Definition of purely in English:

purely

adverb

  • 1In a pure manner.

    ‘act nobly, speak purely, and think charitably’
    merely, only, just, solely, simply, no more than
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    1. 1.1 Entirely; exclusively.
      ‘the purpose of the meeting was purely to give information’
      • ‘The boundary between pidgins and Creoles cannot be defined in purely linguistic terms.’
      • ‘To detach it entirely and look at it purely theoretically is to ignore its primary importance.’
      • ‘This implies that our findings perhaps cannot be explained purely in terms of the placebo effect.’
      • ‘They now claim that the meetings were purely exploratory and no decisions have yet been taken.’
      • ‘There is no such a thing as purely military advice when it comes to issues of strategy.’
      • ‘But the real bonus of the scheme should not be estimated in purely financial terms.’
      • ‘But purely in terms of relating to something, Africa is very far from the way we live.’
      • ‘He also believes it is important that helpers are not seen purely as police informers.’
      • ‘It is not right to think of intentionality purely in terms of the explanation of behaviour.’
      • ‘In purely evidential terms it is to his credit that he accepted that he sometimes did work on this basis.’
      • ‘It describes how every human value is debased and turned into purely cash terms.’
      • ‘In purely military terms they posed no threat to the Reichswehr and the state police.’
      • ‘It has also warned that any extra money in the next financial year will be purely to meet inflation.’
      • ‘In purely technical terms, that makes him one of the biggest British musical acts of the modern era.’
      • ‘It is almost impossible to think of a law that is purely and exclusively about one topic.’
      • ‘If we were to look at this purely in terms of military gains the answer would be obvious.’
      • ‘The success or failure of a war crimes tribunal, it seems, cannot be gauged in purely legal terms.’
      • ‘The club has a vile sexist advertising campaign that portrays women in purely sexual terms.’
      • ‘Britain and the United States have seen film production purely in economic terms.’
      • ‘In purely political terms, you have to wonder if the game is worth the candle, but still they persist.’
      entirely, completely, absolutely, totally, wholly, exclusively, uniquely, solely, only, simply, just, merely
      no more than
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Pronunciation:

purely

/ˈpyo͝orlē/