mightily

adverb might·i·ly \ ˈmī-tə-lē \
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of mightily

1 : in a mighty manner : vigorously
  • applauded mightily
2 : very much
  • depressed me mightily

Examples of mightily in a Sentence

  1. They contributed mightily to the cause.

  2. She struggled mightily to read his handwriting.

  3. The soldiers fought mightily before finally surrendering.

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First Known Use of mightily

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MIGHTILY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of mightily for English Language Learners

  • : to a great degree : very much

  • : with great force or strength


MIGHTILY Defined for Kids

mightily

adverb might·i·ly \ ˈmī-tə-lē \

Definition of mightily for Students

1 : very forcefully
  • He shouted mightily.
2 : very much
  • Both cities flourished mightily
  • —Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth


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