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adverb highly pronunciation in British English /ˈhaɪli/
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  1. 1
    used before some adjectives to meanveryorvery well
    Williams is a highly competitive player who hates losing.
    That now seems highly unlikely.
    a highly motivated salesman
    She’s a highly educated young woman.
    highly dangerous chemicals
    highly paid (=earning a lot of money): highly paid company directors
    a highly paid job
  2. 2
    used for saying that someone or something is considered to be very good or very important
    She has often said how highly she values your friendship.
    highly regarded/respected/valued: a highly valued member of staff
    He is very highly regarded by his fellow musicians.
    speak/think highly of: Everyone we talked to spoke very highly of him.
    someone comes highly recommended (=people have said good things about someone): The new chef comes highly recommended by the food critics.


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