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[per-tik-yuh-ler-lee, puh-tik-] /pərˈtɪk yə lər li, pəˈtɪk-/
in a particular or to an exceptional degree; especially:
He read it with particularly great interest.
in a particular manner; specifically; individually.
in detail; minutely.
Origin of particularly
1350-1400; Middle English. See particular, -ly
1. exceptionally, specially. See especially. 3. scrupulously. Unabridged
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  • The price of leadership continues to rise in higher education, particularly in terms of presidential pay at public universities.
  • The often strained relationship between science and religion has become particularly combative lately.
  • Some memories, particularly those evoking fear or pain, are best forgotten.
  • Now, the ideas are not particularly startling anymore, but they were at the time.
  • Rose chafers are particularly troublesome in sandy soils.
  • Others, particularly audiophiles, relish in that isolation.
  • The authors also offer four reasons iPod owners might be particularly susceptible to crime.
  • Party plans turn out to be a particularly useful part of this picture.
  • Yet other regions, particularly perceptual regions, are likely to vary over time in both spatial extent and character.
  • Numerous studies have linked heart disease and air pollution, particularly smog.
British Dictionary definitions for particularly


very much; exceptionally: I wasn't particularly successful
in particular; specifically: pensioners, particularly the less well-off
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Word Origin and History for particularly

"in a special degree, more than others," 1670s, from particular (adj.) + -ly (2).

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