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exactly

adverb

1 exactly

Indicating exactness or preciseness:
— He was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do.

synonyms: just, precisely, properly.

Roget 19: literally, to the letter, verbatim, literatim [Lat.], sic, totidem verbis [Lat.], word for word, mot a mot [Fr.]; exactly, precisely.   

Roget 25: to the tune of, all of, a full, the sum of, fully, exactly, precisely.   

Roget 132a: on time, punctually, at the deadline, precisely, exactly; right on time, to the minute; in time; in good time, in military time, in pudding time, in due time; time enough; ... show more

Roget 488: yes, yea, ay, aye, true; good; well; very well, very true; well and good; granted; even so, just so; ... show more

Roget 494: truly etc. adj.; verily, indeed, really, in reality; with truth etc. (veracity) 543; certainly etc. (certain) ... show more



2 exactly

Just as it should be.

synonyms: on the button, on the dot, on the nose, precisely.

3 exactly

In a precise manner.

synonyms: incisively, precisely.


Moby thesaurus: OK, Roger, absolutely, accurately, all, all in all, all right, alright, alrighty, altogether, amen, as well, as you say, assuredly, at the gun, aye, bang, by all means, certainly, closely ... show more.

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