finely

adverb fine·ly \ ˈfīn-lē \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of finely

: in a fine manner: such as
a : extremely well : excellently
  • plays the hero very finely
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b : with close discrimination : precisely
c : with delicacy or subtlety : sensitively
  • a leader finely attuned to the needs of the people
d : minutely
  • finely ground meal

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First Known Use of finely

circa 1552

in the meaning defined above

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