perfectly

adverb
per·​fect·​ly | \ ˈpər-fik(t)-lē How to pronounce perfectly (audio) \

Definition of perfectly

1 : in a perfect manner
2 : to a complete or adequate extent : quite was perfectly happy until now

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Examples of perfectly in a Sentence

The steak was perfectly cooked. you did that handspring perfectly on your first try

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Some social media users said the wooden statue perfectly complemented the wooden public appearances of the first lady. Palko Karasz, BostonGlobe.com, "Melania Trump gets a statue near her hometown, carved by chain saw," 6 July 2019 And country pop star Thomas Rhett — playing a breezy American Family Insurance Amphitheater show Wednesday — was perfectly suited for this perfect weather. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thomas Rhett rings in Summerfest with bright set at American Family Insurance Amphitheater," 27 June 2019 The short term benefits for the Lakers are obvious: James now has a bona fide superstar sharing the court with him, one that perfectly complements James’s skill set. Neil Greenberg, The Denver Post, "After adding Anthony Davis, the Lakers are NBA title favorites. They shouldn’t be.," 17 June 2019 The short term benefits for the Lakers are obvious: James now has a bona fide superstar sharing the court with him, one that perfectly complements James's skill set. Neil Greenberg, courant.com, "After adding Anthony Davis, the Lakers are NBA title favorites. They shouldn’t be.," 17 June 2019 The short term benefits for the Lakers are obvious: James now has a bona fide superstar sharing the court with him, one that perfectly complements James’s skill set. nola.com, "Lakers favored to win NBA title with Anthony Davis? Not so fast ...," 17 June 2019 And Sven's remarkably simple football strategy of finding really, really good players, making them happy and putting them on the field in their right positions was perfectly suited to his era and environment. SI.com, "Sven-Goran Eriksson: The Scudetto Winning Shagger Who Never Solved the Lampard-Gerrard Conundrum," 14 June 2019 Living > Parties Funnyman John Oliver is well known for his #nofilter persona, which makes him perfectly suited to host the annual gala for the literary and human rights organization, PEN America. Vogue, "Lupita Nyong’o Honors Anita Hill at the PEN America Literary Gala," 22 May 2019 Animals adapt over eons to be perfectly suited to their natural environments. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "Meet the animals that survive extreme desert conditions," 25 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of perfectly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of perfectly was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for perfectly

perfectly

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of perfectly

: in every way
: without errors, mistakes, or flaws : in a perfect way

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