personally

adverb per·son·al·ly \ ˈpərs-nə-lē , ˈpər-sə-nə- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of personally

1 :in person
  • attend to the matter personally
2 :as a person :in personality
  • personally attractive but not very trustworthy
3 :for oneself :as far as oneself is concerned
  • personally, I don't want to go
4 :in a personal manner
  • don't take this personally

Examples of personally in a Sentence

  1. You will be held personally responsible for any losses or damages.

  2. The player was personally criticized by his coach.

  3. He blamed me personally for causing the problem.

  4. I was personally offended by the article.

Recent Examples of personally from the Web

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First Known Use of personally

14th century



PERSONALLY Defined for English Language Learners

personally

adverb

Definition of personally for English Language Learners

  • —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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