VS.

Primarily vs. Specially

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Primarilyadverb

(focus) Of a primary or central nature, first and foremost

Speciallyadverb

For a special purpose.

‘We had this cake made specially for your birthday.’;

Primarilyadverb

In a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the first intention; originally.

Speciallyadverb

(proscribed) extremely

‘She's specially good at running.’;

Primarilyadverb

for the most part;

‘he is mainly interested in butterflies’;

Speciallyadverb

(proscribed) in particular

‘I love all animals, specially cute furry ones.’;

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Primarilyadverb

of primary import;

‘this is primarily a question of economics’; ‘it was in the first place a local matter’;

Speciallyadverb

In a special manner; particularly; especially.

Primarilyadverb

for the most part; mainly

‘around 80 per cent of personal computers are used primarily for word processing’;

Speciallyadverb

For a particular purpose; as, a meeting of the legislature is specially summoned.

Speciallyadverb

in a special manner;

‘a specially arranged dinner’;

Speciallyadverb

to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common;

‘he was particularly fussy about spelling’; ‘a particularly gruesome attack’; ‘under peculiarly tragic circumstances’; ‘an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger’;

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Speciallyadverb

for a special purpose

‘a specially commissioned report’; ‘a new coat and hat, bought specially’;

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