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Synonyms and Antonyms of exactly

  1. 1 as stated or indicated without the slightest difference <we will meet at exactly six o'clock> Synonyms due, full, just, precisely, right, sharp, smack-dab, squarely Phrases on the button, on the nose

  2. 2 in the same manner <he wants to be exactly like his father> Synonyms just, preciselyRelated Words even, expressly, faultlessly, perfectly; identically, uniformly; alike, likewise, similarlyNear Antonyms slightly, somewhat, vaguely; differently, variably

  3. 3 in the same words <a plagiarism suit alleging that one historian had copied large segments of another's text exactly> Synonyms ad verbum, directly, verbatim, word for wordRelated Words accurately, precisely; identically; literallyNear Antonyms basically, essentially, virtually; carelessly, freely, imprecisely, inaccurately, looselyAntonyms inexactly

  4. 4 without any relaxation of standards or precision <follow the rules exactly and you won't get into trouble> Synonyms strictly, precisely, rigidly, rigorouslyRelated Words carefully, conscientiously, meticulously, scrupulouslyAntonyms imprecisely, inexactly, loosely

  5. 5 to a full extent or degree <she listened to the advice, then did exactly what she wanted to anyway> Synonyms all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entire, entirely, even, fully, fast, flat, full, heartily, out, perfectly, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, well, wholly, wideRelated Words absolutely, categorically, cold, downright, hands down, plain, stone, stone-cold, unqualifiedly; basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, more or less, mostly, overall, predominantly, predominately, primarily, principally, substantially; abundantly, copiously, generously, greatlyNear Antonyms barely, hardly, just, kind of, marginally, minimally, scarcely, slightly, superficially; approximately, roughly, somewhatAntonyms half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly

  6. 6 used to express agreement <“Are you calling me a liar?” “Exactly.”> Synonyms all right, alright, aye (also ay), yes, OK (or okay), okeydoke (or okeydokey), yea, yeah, yep, yoRelated Words absolutely, assuredly, certainly, indeed, indisputably, positively, undoubtedly, unquestionablyAntonyms nay, no, no way, scarcely

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