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Definitions and Synonyms of nearly | Another word for nearly | What is nearly?

Definition 1: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where nearly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the job is (just) about done
  • the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
  • we're almost finished
  • the car all but ran her down
  • he nearly fainted
  • talked for nigh onto 2 hours
  • the recording is well-nigh perfect
  • virtually all the parties signed the contract
  • I was near exhausted by the run
  • most everyone agrees

Synonyms for nearly in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: in a close manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where nearly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the two phenomena are intimately connected
  • the person most nearly concerned

Synonyms for nearly in the sense of this definition

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