American English

Definition of perfectly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1completely It's perfectly normal to feel like this. It's perfectly good as it is (= it doesn't need changing). You know perfectly well what I mean. To be perfectly honest, I didn't want to go anyway. He stood perfectly still until the danger had passed. “Do you understand?” “Perfectly.” (old-fashioned) How perfectly awful! They're perfectly within their rights to ask to see the report.
  2. 2in a perfect way The TV works perfectly now. It fits perfectly.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: perfectly