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ESPECIALLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does especially mean? 

ESPECIALLY (adverb)
  The adverb ESPECIALLY has 2 senses:

1. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
2. in a special manner

  Familiarity information: ESPECIALLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESPECIALLY (adverb)


Sense 1especially [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

Synonyms:

especially; particularly; specially; peculiarly

Context examples:

he was particularly fussy about spelling / a particularly gruesome attack / under peculiarly tragic circumstances / an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger

Pertainym:

especial (surpassing what is common or usual or expected)


Sense 2especially [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a special manner

Synonyms:

specially; especially

Context example:

a specially arranged dinner

Pertainym:

especial (surpassing what is common or usual or expected)


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