Definition of relatively
- The procedure was quick, relatively speaking.
- Relatively speaking, the movie wasn't bad.>
- The trip was, relatively speaking, a disaster.
these newly acquired in-laws felt relatively comfortable at our family reunion
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awfully, beastly, deadly, especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extremely, frightfully, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, mightily, mortally, particularly, surpassingly, terribly, very;
a bit, after a sort, a little, a mite, a tad, a touch, of sorts (or of a sort), to a degree;
: when compared to others
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