Definition of highly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪli//
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  1. 1  very highly successful/skilled/intelligent highly competitive/critical/sensitive It is highly unlikely that she'll be late.
  2. 2  at or to a high standard, level or amount highly trained/educated a highly paid job
  3. 3  with admiration or praise His teachers think very highly of him (= have a very good opinion of him). She speaks highly of you. Her novels are very highly regarded.
  4. Word OriginOld English hēalīce (see high, -ly).Word Familyhigh adjective noun adverbhighly adverbheight nounheighten verbExtra examples a highly skilled workforce highly critical/​sensitive highly successful/​intelligent/​skilled/​motivated/​competitive
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