mad·​ly | \ ˈmad-lē How to pronounce madly (audio) \

Definition of madly

1 : in a mad manner
2 : to an extreme or excessive degree madly in love

Examples of madly in a Sentence

He told her that he loved her madly. She fell madly in love with him.
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First Known Use of madly

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Madly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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