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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [pahrt-lee]
    • /ˈpɑrt li/
    • /ˈpɑːtli/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pahrt-lee]
    • /ˈpɑrt li/

Definitions of partly word

  • adverb partly in part; to some extent or degree; partially; not wholly: His statement is partly true. 1
  • adverb partly not completely 1
  • adverb partly reason: in part 1
  • adverb partly You use partly to indicate that something happens or exists to some extent, but not completely. 0
  • adverb partly to some extent; not completely 0
  • adverb partly in some measure or degree; in part; not fully or completely 0

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Origin of partly

First appearance:

before 1515
One of the 27% oldest English words
First recorded in 1515-25; part + -ly

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Parts of speech for Partly


partly 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 partly

adj partly

  • fifty-fifty — equally good and bad, likely and unlikely, favorable and unfavorable, etc.: a fifty-fifty chance of winning.

adv partly

  • fractionally — pertaining to fractions; comprising a part or the parts of a unit; constituting a fraction: fractional numbers.
  • halfway — to half the distance; to midpoint: The rope reaches only halfway.
  • in part — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.
  • in some measure — a unit or standard of measurement: weights and measures.
  • inadequately — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.

adverb partly

adjective partly

  • half — one of two equal or approximately equal parts of a divisible whole, as an object, or unit of measure or time; a part of a whole equal or almost equal to the remainder.
  • quasi — resembling; seeming; virtual: a quasi member.

Antonyms for partly

adv partly

  • absolutely — Absolutely means totally and completely.
  • all — You use all to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind.
  • all in all — You use all in all to introduce a summary or general statement.
  • all out — not at one's home or place of employment; absent: I stopped by to visit you last night, but you were out.
  • all the way — You use all the way to emphasize how long a distance is.

adverb partly

  • conjointly — In a conjoint manner; jointly or together.
  • entirely — Completely (often used for emphasis).
  • quite — completely, wholly, or entirely: quite the reverse; not quite finished.
  • wholeheartedly — fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic, etc.; hearty; earnest: a wholehearted attempt to comply.
  • wholly — entirely; totally; altogether; quite.

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