American English

Definition of pretty adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(with adjectives and adverbs)
  2. 2to some extent; fairly I'm pretty sure I'll be going. The game was pretty good. It's pretty hard to explain. I'm going to have to find a new apartment pretty soon.
  3. 3very That performance was pretty impressive. Things are looking pretty good!
  4. Idioms
    pretty much/near/well (informal)
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    almost; almost completely One dog looks pretty much like another to me. He goes out pretty well every night. The first stage is pretty near finished.
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