Definition of personally
- attend to the matter personally
- personally attractive but not very trustworthy
- personally, I don't want to go
- don't take this personally
You will be held personally responsible for any losses or damages.
The player was personally criticized by his coach.
He blamed me personally for causing the problem.
I was personally offended by the article.
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—used to say that something was done or will be done by a particular person and not by someone else
—used to say that someone knows a person or thing from personal experience and not because of someone else
: in a way that involves a particular person and no one else
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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