1. (very) 
a. muy 
highly paidmuy) bien pagado(a
highly seasonedmuy condimentado(a)
to be highly strungser muy nervioso(a)
to think highly of somebodytener buena opinión de alguien
highly [ˈhaɪlɪ]
1 (with adj, pp used as adj) [+effective, sensitive, controversial] muy; sumamente; [+qualified, developed, sophisticated] sumamente; altamente; [+significant] sumamente; tremendamente
highly acclaimed sumamente elogiado
a highly acclaimed biography
highly charged [+atmosphere, occasion, debate] muy tenso
it's a very highly-charged atmosphere here in a highly-charged debate, MPs from all parties demanded more money
highly coloured [+clothes, picture] de colores chillones; [+description, account] muy exagerado
the stuff of which many a highly-coloured, emotionally-charged tabloid newspaper story of the human interest variety is made highly [coloured] clothes a highly coloured autobiography
highly educated muy culto
he was a highly educated, clever man
highly intelligent sumamente inteligente; inteligentísimo
it is highly likely that he will win the competition es muy or sumamente probable que gane la competición
highly paid [+person, job] muy bien pagado
these people are already highly paid
a highly placed official un funcionario importante; un alto cargo
he is highly placed in the company está muy bien situado en la compañía
highly polished [+shoes, furniture, tiles] muy brillantes; [+book, film, description] muy bueno; muy pulido
highly polished boots the desk was broad, modern and highly polished a highly polished, well constructed movie a highly polished party election broadcast
highly qualified muy preparado; muy cualificado
he's very highly qualified Hugh was a highly qualified engineer
this book is highly recommended este libro está muy recomendado
she came to the job highly recommended vino muy bien recomendada
a highly regarded writer un escritor de mucha reputación
highly sexed muy sensual; con mucho apetito sexual
he's very highly-sexed a highly sexed woman
highly spiced con muchas especias; muy condimentado
highly strung muy nervioso; muy excitable
a highly successful businessman un hombre de negocios de muchísimo éxito
highly trained soldiers soldados sumamente adiestrados
the staff are highly trained el personal está altamente capacitado
it is highly unlikely that she will see you es muy poco probable que te reciba
this is a highly [unusual] state of affairs this is a highly unusual step for us they were not very highly paid
2 (with verb)
to praise sb highly alabar or elogiar mucho a algn
I can't praise him highly enough todo elogio que haga de él es poco
I don't rate him very highly no tengo muy buena opinión de él
his chances of survival are not rated very highly no se cree que tenga muchas posibilidades de sobrevivir
he is highly regarded by all his staff está muy bien considerado por todo su personal
these children score very highly in intelligence tests estos niños consiguen unas puntuaciones muy altas en los tests de inteligencia
to speak highly of sb/sth hablar muy bien de algn/algo
to think highly of sb/sth tener muy buena opinión de algn/algo
to value sth highly apreciar mucho algo
teaching should be valued as highly as research
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