pretty near/nearly

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pretty near/nearly

US
:almost but not quite
  • I'm pretty near/nearly done.

Word by Word Definitions

pretty play
  1. : artful, clever

  2. : pat, apt

  3. : pleasing by delicacy or grace

  1. : in some degree : moderately

  2. : quite, mainly

  3. : in a gracefully pleasing manner : prettily

  1. : dainty clothes

  2. : a pretty person or thing

  1. : to make pretty

near play
  1. : at, within, or to a short distance or time

  2. : almost, nearly

  3. : in a close or intimate manner : closely

  1. : close to

  1. : not far distant in time, place, or degree

  2. : almost happening : narrowly missed or avoided

  3. : nearly not happening

  1. : approach

nearly play
  1. : in a close manner or relationship

  2. : almost but not quite

  3. : to the least extent


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