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adverb great·ly \ˈgrāt-lē\

Simple Definition of greatly

  • : to a great extent or degree : very much

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of greatly

  1. 1 :  to a great extent or degree :  very much <contributed greatly to improved relations> <not greatly bothered>

  2. 2 :  in a great manner :  nobly, magnanimously <a man may live greatly in the law — O. W. Holmes †1935>

Examples of greatly in a sentence

  1. She has contributed greatly to our success.

  2. They don't seem to be greatly bothered by the delay.



13th Century

First Known Use of greatly

13th century



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