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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyn-lee]
    • /ˈfaɪn li/
    • /ˈfaɪnli/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn-lee]
    • /ˈfaɪn li/

Definitions of finely word

  • adverb finely in a fine manner; excellently; elegantly; delicately; minutely; nicely; subtly. 1
  • adverb finely in fine particles or pieces: finely chopped onions. 1
  • noun finely In a manner to produce a fine result; as to grind finely means to grid to a fine powder. 1
  • adverb finely in small pieces 1
  • adverb finely elegantly 1
  • adverb finely precisely 1

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Origin of finely

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
First recorded in 1275-1325, finely is from the Middle English word fineliche. See fine1, -ly

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Parts of speech for Finely


finely popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for finely

adv finely

  • softly — yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff: a soft pillow.
  • lightly — with little weight, force, intensity, etc.; gently: to press lightly on a door bell.
  • beautifully — in a beautiful manner
  • gracefully — characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech; elegant: a graceful dancer; a graceful reply.
  • cautiously — showing, using, or characterized by caution: a cautious man; To be cautious is often to show wisdom.

adverb finely

  • self-thinning — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
  • delicately — fine in texture, quality, construction, etc.: a delicate lace collar.
  • closely — to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance, opening, etc.; shut.
  • intricately — having many interrelated parts or facets; entangled or involved: an intricate maze.
  • sharply — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

Antonyms for finely

adv finely

  • strongly — with great strength or force: wind blowing strongly from the west.
  • indelicate — offensive to a sense of generally accepted propriety, modesty, or decency; improper, unrefined, or coarse: indelicate language.
  • frequently — often; many times; at short intervals.
  • regularly — at regular times or intervals.
  • incorrectly — not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.

adverb finely

  • coarsely — composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand.
  • poorly — in a poor manner or way: The team played poorly.

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