Examples of highly in a Sentence
She is one of the most highly respected journalists in the country.
though she didn't win, she was highly satisfied with her personal results for the marathon
Recent Examples of highly from the Web
His energy is construed as either highly entertaining or annoyingly bombastic.
Since January 2016, the Redevelopment Authority has reserved the highly sought-after land for WCRP.
Doug the Pug, famous for his adorable, topical, and highly entertaining Instagram account, also makes an appearance in the video, and the only problem with his guest spot is that his screen time is quite limited.
Uber is currently valued at around $68.5 billion, making it the most highly valued private start-up in the world.
Three Alabama hospitals will be designated to identify patients with highly infectious diseases under a new program announced by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
This is a natural consequence of using highly specialized academic researchers, rather than teachers, to instruct students.
Gun shops, after all, have particular sway in these areas: A 2016 report from the Violence Prevention Center noted that firearm retailers are most common per capita in highly rural states, such as Wyoming, the Dakotas and Iowa.
On the other hand, both policy and political concerns about the feasibility of Medicare-for-All are spreading, even among highly self-conscious progressives.
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First Known Use of highly
before 12th century
Synonymsachingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, very, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
Antonymslittle, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
Related Wordsabsolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
Near Antonymsmeagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
HIGHLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of highly for English Language Learners
: to a great degree
: in an amount or number that is greater than usual : to a high degree
: in an approving way : with approval
HIGHLY Defined for Kids
Definition of highly for Students
- He's a highly respected citizen.
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