Eminently vs Chiefly - What's the difference?

eminently | chiefly |


As adverbs the difference between eminently and chiefly

is that eminently is in an eminent or prominent manner while chiefly is (focus) especially or primarily; above all.

As an adjective chiefly is

of, or relating to a chief.

eminently

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • in an eminent or prominent manner
  • to a great degree; notably, highly
  • Everyone supported the nominee because she was eminently qualified.
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    chiefly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (focus) especially or primarily; above all
  • (focus) mainly or principally; almost entirely
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of, or relating to a chief
  • English focus adverbs