Synonyms of especially in English:


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1‘work continued to pour in, especially from South Africa’


mainly, mostly, chiefly, principally, for the most part, in the main, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, predominantly, above all, first and foremost, basically, substantially, overall, in general, particularly, in particular, primarily, generally, usually, typically, commonly, as a rule

British informal spesh

2‘a committee formed especially for the purpose’


expressly, specially, specifically, exclusively, just, particularly, uniquely, precisely, explicitly, purposefully, on purpose

with someone in mind, with something in mind

3‘especially talented’


exceptionally, particularly, specially, very, extremely, singularly, peculiarly, distinctly, unusually, extraordinarily, extra, uncommonly, uniquely, remarkably, strikingly, outstandingly, amazingly, incredibly, awfully, terribly, really, unwontedly, notably, markedly, decidedly, surprisingly, conspicuously, signally

Northern English powerful, right

informal seriously, majorly, mucho

British informal jolly, dead, well

informal, dated devilish, frightfully