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adverb es·pe·cial·ly \is-ˈpesh-lē, -ˈpe-shə-\

: more than usually

—used to indicate something that deserves special mention

: for a particular purpose or person

Full Definition of ESPECIALLY

1
:  specially 1
2
a :  in particular :  particularly <food seems cheaper, especially meats>
b :  for a particular purpose <built especially for research>
3
—used as an intensive <an especially good essay> <nothing especially radical in the remarks>

Examples of ESPECIALLY

  1. He was especially concerned about the contract.
  2. There is nothing especially radical about that idea.
  3. Winning this tournament was especially satisfying.
  4. I made this pie especially for you.
  5. With the help of his staff, [Tim] Russert was especially good at arming himself for an interview by compiling a politician's previous statements in all their contradictions. Google was his tool and Gotcha his game. —David Remnick, New Yorker, 23 June 2008

First Known Use of ESPECIALLY

15th century

Related to ESPECIALLY

Synonyms
particularly, specifically, in especial, in particular
Antonyms
generally

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