• largely, From google's Dictionary:

    to a great extent; on the whole; mostly.

largely seems quite like virtually and almost.

Here diffs virtually and almost: difference between virtually and almost

What about largely? When should prefer largely over almost and virtuallyj

  • You could think of largely as a big piece of a pie, while (virtually) and almost as the whole pie minus (very) small pieces.
    – Alex D
    May 16, 2018 at 5:37

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'largely' means 'mostly'.

'mostly' could be anything from 50.01% to 99.99%.

'virtually' means slightly less than 100%. Everything but a small percentage.

So, 'virtually' generally means more than 'largely'.

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    +1. Or virtually can mean slightly more than 0% in context. There was virtually nothing left of the pie. It can be paraphrased, "for all intents and purposes" or as we might as well say there was nothing left of the pie, so little of it remained.
    – TimR
    May 16, 2018 at 11:57
  • yeah, negative of almost everything is almost nothing.
    – Paresh
    May 17, 2018 at 5:21

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