What does perfectly mean?

Definitions for perfectly
ˈpɜr fɪkt liper·fect·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word perfectly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolutely, perfectly, utterly, deadadverb

    completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers

    "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"

  2. perfectlyadverb

    in a perfect or faultless way

    "She performed perfectly on the balance beam"; "spoke English perfectly"; "solved the problem perfectly"


  1. perfectlyadverb

    With perfection.

    They completed the first series perfectly.

  2. perfectlyadverb

    Wholly, adequately.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perfectlyadverb

    Etymology: from perfect.

    Chawing little sponges dipt in oil, when perfectly under water, he could longer support the want of respiration. Boyle.

    Words recal to our thoughts those ideas only which they have been wont to be signs of, but cannot introduce any perfectly new and unknown simple ideas. John Locke.

    We know bodies and their properties most perfectly. John Locke.


  1. perfectly

    Perfectly means in a manner or way that could not be better; completely or absolutely; in a perfect manner or to perfection. It can also correspond to doing something without any flaws or mistakes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perfectlyadverb

    in a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; throughly; faultlessly

Editors Contribution

  1. perfectlyadverb

    In a perfect manner.

    They married perfectly on the day they both chose together and had a calm amount of time to arrange and plan it together.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perfectly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2398

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perfectly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1958

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perfectly' in Adverbs Frequency: #188

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfectly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfectly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of perfectly in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.

  2. Todd Stern:

    The U.S. is perfectly happy to have a consultative process.

  3. Milton Friedman:

    Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

  4. President Sullivan:

    I want to make it perfectly clear to you, and to the watching world that nothing is more important to me than the safety of our students, not our reputation, not our success, and not our history or tradition.

  5. John McCain:

    If I went to the members of the committee today and said,' Look they are going to be moved to a maximum security prison in some location in the United States of America and we have a plan for that transfer, I think most of them would be perfectly happy about that.

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  • perfectamentCatalan, Valencian
  • durchaus, vollkommen, perfektGerman
  • perfekteEsperanto
  • perfectamenteSpanish
  • täydellisesti, täydellisen, kaikin puolin, täysinFinnish
  • parfaitementFrench
  • perfectamenteGalician
  • perfectDutch
  • perfeitamentePortuguese
  • безупре́чно, отли́чно, абсолю́тно, прекра́сно, соверше́нно, по́лностью, целико́мRussian
  • perfektSwedish
  • бездога́нно, цілкови́то, цілко́м, абсолю́тноUkrainian

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