What does especially mean?

Definitions for especiallyɪˈspɛʃ ə li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word especially.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. particularly, peculiarly, especially, specially(adverb)

    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

    "he was particularly fussy about spelling"; "a particularly gruesome attack"; "under peculiarly tragic circumstances"; "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"

  2. specially, especially(adverb)

    in a special manner

    "a specially arranged dinner"

Wiktionary

  1. especially(Adverb)

    In a special manner; specially

  2. especially(Adverb)

    particularly; to a greater extent than is normal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Especially(adverb)

    in an especial manner; chiefly; particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #528

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Written Corpus Frequency: #890

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Adverbs Frequency: #75

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of especially in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of especially in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isaac Asimov:

    It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

  2. Billy Madison:

    Principal Any attempt to cheat, especially with my wife, who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, and I am just gonna snap.

  3. William Proxmire:

    Power always has to be kept in check power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.

  4. Barbara Weinstein:

    It’s easier not to communicate with someone with hearing loss, especially at that stage, but it is not justifiable, especially when there are options.

  5. Erica Jong:

    Friends LOVE misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too luck or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.

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