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adverb generally pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒen(ə)rəli/
  1. 1
    by most people, or in most instances

    Government analysts generally believe that the recession is over.

    generally accepted/regarded/considered:

    He is generally accepted as the world's greatest expert in the field.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of generally
  2. 2
    used for describing something as a whole, without considering details

    His attitude to me was generally unfriendly.

    I had been feeling tired and run-down generally.

  3. 4
    used for saying what is usually true or typical

    She was generally an early riser.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of generally

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