adverb se·ri·ous·ly

: in a serious way

: to a large or great degree or extent

Full Definition of SERIOUSLY

:  in a sincere manner :  earnestly <speaking seriously>
:  to a serious extent :  severely, extremely <seriously injured>

Examples of SERIOUSLY

  1. No one was seriously injured in the accident.
  2. I thought seriously about death while I was in the hospital.
  3. You should seriously consider buying a new car.
  4. You don't mean that seriously, do you?
  5. It was so hot that we nearly melted. But seriously, it was hotter than I've ever experienced.
  6. I think you are seriously mistaken.

First Known Use of SERIOUSLY

SERIOUSLY Defined for Kids


adverb se·ri·ous·ly \ˈsir-ē-əs-lē\

Definition of SERIOUSLY for Kids

:  in an earnest way <He takes his job seriously.>
:  in a literal way <Don't take me seriously. It was just a joke.>
:  to a large degree or extent <seriously wounded>


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