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nearly

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nearly

  1. 1 to a close degree <copy that design as nearly as you can> Synonyms closely, nearNear Antonyms distantly, remotely

  2. 2 very close to but not completely <I nearly fell down the stairs> Synonyms about, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, almost, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nighRelated Words appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhatNear Antonyms absolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely




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