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Meaning of “purely” in the English Dictionary

"purely" in British English

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purelyadverb

uk   /pjʊə.li/  us   /pjʊr-/
C1 only: On a purely ​practicallevel, it is ​difficult to ​see how such ​proposals would ​work. We made this ​decision purely for ​financialreasons.purely and simply for only one ​reason or ​purpose: They ​decided to ​close the ​museum purely and ​simply because it ​cost too much to ​run.

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

"purely" in American English

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purelyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpjʊr·li/
only; just: Meeting Gail in the ​airport was purely ​coincidental.
(Definition of purely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purely”
in Arabic فَقَط…
in Korean 순전히…
in Portuguese puramente…
in Catalan purament, únicament…
in Japanese ただ単に, 完全に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仅仅,纯粹地…
in Turkish tamamen, sadece, tümüyle…
in Russian только, исключительно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僅僅,純粹地…
in Italian soltanto…
in Polish wyłącznie, jedynie…
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