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sorely

adverb sore·ly \ˈsr-lē\

: very much

Full Definition of SORELY

1
:  in a sore manner :  painfully
2
:  very, extremely <sorely needed changes>

Examples of SORELY

  1. You will be sorely missed.
  2. She provided some sorely needed help.
  3. The house is sorely in need of paint.
  4. He is sorely lacking in social skills.

First Known Use of SORELY

before 12th century

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