extremely vs highly what difference

what is difference between extremely and highly

English

Alternative forms

  • extreamely, extreamly (obsolete)

Etymology

extreme +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪksˈtɹiːmli/

Adverb

extremely (comparative more extremely, superlative most extremely)

  1. (degree) To an extreme degree.

Derived terms

  • extremely low frequency

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:extremely

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English hiȝly, heȝly, heyȝliche, from Old English hēalīce (highly), equivalent to high +‎ -ly. Cognate with Dutch hoogelijk (highly), German höchlich (highly), Danish højlig (highly), Swedish högligen (highly).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪli/

Adverb

highly (comparative highlier or more highly, superlative highliest or most highly)

  1. In a high or esteemed manner.
  2. Extremely; greatly; very much.

Usage notes

  • The adverb highly and the adverb high shouldn’t be confused.
    This is certainly highly recommended.
    High above us the stars were shining.
  • Some verbs commonly collocating with highly: praise, rate, value, speak (see speak highly)
  • Some adjectives commonly collocating with highly: disappointing, paid, encouraging

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