mi·​nor·​ly ˈmī-nər-lē How to pronounce minorly (audio)
: in a minor way : marginally, slightly
… she became minorly famous back home for confessional diary items penned for The Daily Telegraph about the life of a young, single woman in Manhattan.Vit Wagner, Toronto Star, 3 Mar. 2009
minorly injured
The American Embassy was not so much heavily guarded as minorly fortified …Tom Clancy, Patriot Games, 1987

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minorly was in 1840

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“Minorly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minorly. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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