mad·​ly ˈmad-lē How to pronounce madly (audio)
: in a mad manner
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of madly was in the 13th century

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“Madly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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