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 Familyhigh adjective noun adverbhighly adverbheight nounheighten verb Word Origin Old English hēalīce (see high, -ly).Extra examples a highly skilled workforce highly critical/​sensitive highly successful/​intelligent/​skilled/​motivated/​competitive
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