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"perfectly" in British English

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perfectlyadverb

uk   /ˈpɜː.fekt.li/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
B1 in a ​perfect way: The ​jacketfits perfectly, the ​skirt not so well. They're perfectly ​suited.B2 used to ​emphasize the word that ​follows: To be perfectly ​honest, I don't ​care any more. You ​know perfectly well what the ​matter is. I made it perfectly ​clear to him what I ​meant. I was perfectly ​happy on my own.

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(Definition of perfectly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perfectly" in American English

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perfectlyadverb

 us   /ˈpɜr·fɪkt·li/
  • perfectly adverb (RIGHT)

extremely well; in a ​perfect way: He ​managed everything perfectly. Perfectly can also ​mean very or ​completely: I ​want to make it perfectly ​clear that I have no ​intention of ​selling this ​company.
(Definition of perfectly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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