American English

Definition of highly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1very highly successful/skilled/intelligent highly competitive/critical/sensitive It is highly unlikely that she'll be late.
  2. 2at or to a high standard, level, or amount highly trained/educated a highly paid job
  3. 3with 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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: highly