Definitions for exactlyɪgˈzækt li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•act•lyɪgˈzækt li(adv.)

  1. precisely; accurately.

  2. in every respect; just:

    He will do exactly what he wants.

  3. quite so.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. precisely, exactly, just(adverb)

    indicating exactness or preciseness

    "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"

  2. precisely, exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the button(adverb)

    just as it should be

    "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

  3. precisely, incisively, exactly(adverb)

    in a precise manner

    "she always expressed herself precisely"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exactly(adverb)ɪgˈzækt li

    not more or less than; = precisely

    exactly 3 meters long; at exactly 2 o'clock; exactly 5 days from now

  2. exactlyɪgˈzækt li

    in every way

    She's exactly like her mother.; No two pictures are exactly the same.

  3. exactlyɪgˈzækt li

    emphasizes that you agree

    "It's not fair!" "Exactly! That's what I said."

  4. exactlyɪgˈzækt li

    indicates sth is not completely accurate

    "Do you work here?" "Not exactly. I just volunteer."

  5. exactlyɪgˈzækt li

    emphasizes the opposite is true

    It's not exactly difficult, is it?


  1. exactly(Adverb)

    without approximation; precisely.

  2. exactly(Adverb)

    Used to provide emphasis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactly(adverb)

    in an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1118

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #458

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Adverbs Frequency: #96

Translations for exactly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


just; quite; absolutely

He's exactly the right man for the job.

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