Especially vs. Specially

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  • Especially (adverb)

    In a special manner; specially.

  • Especially (adverb)

    Particularly; to a greater extent than is normal.

  • Especially (adverb)

    Used to place greater emphasis upon someone or something.

    “Invite them all, especially Molly.”

  • Specially (adverb)

    For a special purpose.

    “We had this cake made specially for your birthday.”

  • Specially (adverb)


    “She’s specially good at running.”

  • Specially (adverb)

    in particular

    “I love all animals, specially cute furry ones.”

  • Especially (adverb)

    used to single out one person or thing over all others

    “a new song, written especially for Jonathan”

    “he despised them all, especially Sylvester”

  • Especially (adverb)

    to a great extent; very much

    “he didn’t especially like dancing”

    “sleep is especially important in growing children”

  • Specially (adverb)

    for a special purpose

    “a specially commissioned report”

    “a new coat and hat, bought specially”

Oxford Dictionary

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