Synonyms for Nearly:

adj.

close (adjective)
nigh.

adv.

closely (adverb)
intimately.
just about (adverb)
just about.
nearly (adverb)
approximately, just about, about, most, locally, all but, Adjacently, immediately, virtually, well-nigh, closely.

adv

for all practical purposes (adverb)
virtually.
just about (adverb)
well-nigh, all but.
nearly (adverb)
immediately, closely, locally, Adjacently, approximately.

n.

nearby, alongside, Beside, next door, united, attached. nearly (noun)
almost, just about, about, near, most, all but, well-nigh, intimately, nigh, virtually, closely.

prep.

about (preposition)
almost.

Other synonyms:

virtually
virtually.

Usage examples for nearly

  1. You were right, or very nearly – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. Isn't he nearly ready? – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  3. I'm not- at least of course I am, really; but it's not nearly so bad as I expected. – Punch, or the London Charivari, November 4th 1893 by Various