Meaning of “per se” in the English Dictionary

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"per se" in British English

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per seadverb

uk /ˌpɜː ˈseɪ/ us /ˌpɝː ˈseɪ/ formal

(Definition of “per se” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"per se" in American English

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per seadverb [ not gradable ]

us /pɜr ˈseɪ/

by or of itself:

It is not a pretty town per se, but it is where my family comes from, so I like it.

(Definition of “per se” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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