Exactly vs Clearly - What's the difference?

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In manner|lang=en terms the difference between exactly and clearly

is that exactly is (manner) without approximation; precisely while clearly is (manner) in a clear manner.

As adverbs the difference between exactly and clearly

is that exactly is (manner) without approximation; precisely while clearly is (manner) in a clear manner.

As an interjection exactly

is (signifies agreement or recognition).

exactly

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • (manner) without approximation; precisely.
  • Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right.
    The edge is not exactly straight.
  • (focus) Used to provide emphasis.
  • It was exactly an Eastern gray squirrel.
    He divided the coins exactly in half.
    He did it that way exactly to prove the point.
    His complaint was exactly that she failed to meet the deadline by four days.

    Antonyms

    * approximately

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (Signifies agreement or recognition)
  • So you're saying that we have only three days left? / Yes, exactly !

    clearly

    English

    Adverb

    (en-adv)
  • (manner) In a clear manner.
  • He enunciated every syllable clearly .''
  • (modal) Without a doubt; obviously.
  • Clearly , the judge erred in his opinion.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 10 , author=David Ornstein , title=Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=While Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had warned his players against letting the pre-match festivities distract them from the task at hand, they clearly struggled for fluency early on.}}
  • (degree) To a degree clearly discernible.
  • He was clearly wrong on all points but one.