Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “perfectly”


adverb     /ˈpɜːfɪktli/
TO EMPHASIZE B2 used to emphasize the word that follows it: To be perfectly honest, I don't care any more. I made it perfectly clear to him what I meant.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
VERY WELL B1 in a perfect way: The jacket fits perfectly, the skirt not so well.Extremely good
(Definition of perfectly adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “perfectly” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More