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ex·act·ly

 (ĭg-zăkt′lē)
adv.
1. In an exact manner; accurately.
2. In all respects; just: Do exactly as you please.
3. As you say. Used to indicate agreement.

exactly

(ɪɡˈzæktlɪ)
adv
1. in an exact manner; accurately or precisely
2. in every respect; just: it is exactly what I want.
3. not exactly ironic not at all; by no means
sentence substitute
just so! precisely!

ex•act•ly

(ɪgˈzækt li)

adv.
1. precisely; accurately.
2. in every respect; just: He will do exactly what he wants.
3. quite so.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.exactly - indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"
2.exactly - just as it should be; "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"
3.exactly - in a precise manner; "she always expressed herself precisely"
imprecisely, inexactly - in an imprecise manner; "he expressed himself imprecisely"

exactly

adverb
2. precisely, just, expressly, prompt (informal), specifically, bang on (informal), to the letter, on the button (informal) He arrived at exactly five o'clock.
interjection
1. precisely, yes, quite, of course, certainly, indeed, truly, that's right, absolutely, spot-on (Brit. informal), just so, quite so, ya (S. African), as you say, you got it (informal), assuredly, yebo (S. African informal) `We don't know the answer to that.' - 'Exactly. So shut up and stop speculating.'
not exactly (Ironical) not at all, hardly, not really, not quite, certainly not, by no means, in no way, not by any means, in no manner Sailing is not exactly a cheap hobby.

exactly

adverb
1. In an exact manner:
2. With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
أوافِق تمامابالضَّبْطبالضَّبْط، تَماماتـَمَاماً
точно
přesně
helt enigligenøjagtigpræcispræcist
täsmälleen
preciznotočno
einmitt, hárréttnákvæmlega
正確に
정확히
natančnotočno
exakt
อย่างถูกต้อง
tamtam olaraktam tamınaçok doğrukesinlikle
точно
một cách chính xác

exactly

[ɪgˈzæktlɪ] ADV [know, resemble] → exactamente; [calculate, measure, describe] → exactamente, con precisión
at exactly five o'clocka las cinco en punto
what did you tell him exactly?; what exactly did you tell him?¿qué le dijiste exactamente?
that's exactly what I was thinkingeso es exactamente lo que yo estaba pensando
he's exactly like his fatheres exactamente igual que su padre, es clavado a su padre
nobody knows who exactly will be in chargenadie sabe con exactitud quién será el encargado
I wanted to get everything exactly rightquería hacerlo todo a la perfección
"do you mean that we are stuck here?" - "exactly!"-¿quieres decir que no nos podemos mover de aquí? -¡exacto! or -¡efectivamente!
he wasn't exactly pleased (iro) → no estaba precisamente contentono estaba muy contento, que digamos
it's not exactly interesting (iro) → no es lo que se dice interesante
"is she sick?" - "not exactly"-¿está enferma? -no exactamente

exactly

[ɪgˈzæktli] advexactement
exactly the same → exactement le même
not exactly → pas exactement
It's exactly 10 o'clock → Il est dix heures précises.
at 5 o'clock exactly → à cinq heures précises
exactly! → parfaitement!, précisément!
not exactly → pas vraiment
He's not exactly rich
BUT Il est loin d'être riche.

exactly

advgenau; I wanted to know exactly where my mother was buriedich wollte genau wissen, wo meine Mutter begraben war; that’s exactly what I was thinkinggenau das habe ich auch gedacht; at exactly five o’clockum Punkt fünf Uhr; at exactly 9.43 a.m./the right timegenau um 9.43 Uhr/zur richtigen Zeit; I want to get things exactly rightich will es ganz richtig machen; who exactly will be in charge?wer wird eigentlich die Verantwortung haben?; that’s not exactly what I meandas ist nicht genau das, was ich meine; exactly the samegenau der/die/das Gleiche; you mean we are stuck? — exactlywir sitzen also fest? — stimmt genau; is she sick? — not exactlyist sie krank? — eigentlich nicht; not exactly (iro: = hardly) → nicht gerade; his father was not exactly poor/pleasedsein Vater war nicht gerade arm/erfreut; it’s not exactly a comedyes ist nicht gerade eine Komödie

exactly

[ɪgˈzæktlɪ] adv (describe, know, resemble) → esattamente; (of time) → in punto
exactly! → esatto!
that's exactly what I thought → è proprio quello che pensavo
it's exactly 5 o'clock → sono le 5 in punto

exact

(igˈzӕkt) adjective
1. absolutely accurate or correct in every detail; the same in every detail; precise. What are the exact measurements of the room?; For this recipe the quantities must be absolutely exact; an exact copy; What is the exact time?; He walked in at that exact moment.
2. (of a person, his mind etc) capable of being accurate over small details. Accountants have to be very exact.
verb
to force the payment of or giving of. We should exact fines from everyone who drops litter on the streets.
exˈacting adjective
requiring much effort or work from a person. a very exacting job.
exˈactly adverb
1. just; quite; absolutely. He's exactly the right man for the job.
2. in accurate detail; precisely. Work out the prices exactly; What exactly did you say?
3. used as a reply meaning `I quite agree'.
exˈactness noun

exactly

تـَمَاماً přesně præcist genau ακριβώς exactamente täsmälleen exactement precizno esattamente 正確に 정확히 precies akkurat dokładnie exatamente точно exakt อย่างถูกต้อง tam olarak một cách chính xác 严密地
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Meg's high-heeled slippers were very tight and hurt her, though she would not own it, and Jo's nineteen hairpins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable, but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.
The lid of the left eye twitched; it fell down and snapped up; it was exactly as though the lid of the eye were a window shade and someone stood inside the doctor's head playing with the cord.
No, I don't know exactly where it is, except that it is somewhere in an ancient and buried city known as Kurzon.
I told him that how he knew her and felt her was exactly what I most wanted to know about Antonia.
The danger was, therefore, magnified exactly in proportion to the number of the savage spirits by which they were surrounded.
With this measured, but not exactly cold assurance of a hospitable purpose, Hepzibah kissed her cheek.
That was exactly present to me--by which I mean the face was-- when, on the first of these occasions, at the end of a long June day, I stopped short on emerging from one of the plantations and coming into view of the house.
Now, from this peculiar sideway position of the whale's eyes, it is plain that he can never see an object which is exactly ahead, no more than he can one exactly astern.
I remembered my mother's counsel and my good old master's, and I tried to do exactly what he wanted me to do.
I hate a man who goes to sleep at once; there is a sort of indefinable something about it which is not exactly an insult, and yet is an insolence; and one which is hard to bear, too.
When one writes a novel about grown people, he knows exactly where to stop -- that is, with a marriage; but when he writes of juveniles, he must stop where he best can.
Consider, she is sitting downwhich naturally presents a differentwhich in short gives exactly the ideaand the proportions must be preserved, you know.