rad·​i·​cal·​ly | \ ˈra-di-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce radically (audio) \

Definition of radically

1 : in origin or essence
2 : in a radical or extreme manner

Examples of radically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The statement refers to negotiations between MLB and minor-league clubs on a new affiliation agreement that would radically change a system in place for decades. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Ex-Giants prospect wins Supreme Court go-ahead for minor-league salary trial," 5 Oct. 2020 But the changes cause headaches for passengers, who have been booking flights only to see their itineraries change radically a few weeks from departure. Dallas News, "Southwest Airlines cuts 90,000 flights in November and December as holiday travel demand falters," 2 Oct. 2020 An emphasis on the latter two criteria would radically change the stories that are greenlit and the people who appear in them. Kyle Buchanan New York Times, Star Tribune, "Oscars introduce sweeping new diversity standards," 13 Sep. 2020 An emphasis on the latter two criteria would radically change the stories that are greenlit and the people who appear in them. Kyle Buchanan, New York Times, "The Oscars’ New Diversity Rules Are Sweeping but Safe," 9 Sep. 2020 Most of all, the balance of power in Lebanon would need to radically change. Carine Hajjar, National Review, "Now Is the Time to Force Hezbollah out of Lebanon," 22 Aug. 2020 The tale Phyllis told would radically change my life. Longreads, "The Grieving Landscape," 10 Aug. 2020 At first, the Turners didn’t have to radically change their business model. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing," 29 June 2020 Then on Saturday night, her condition began to radically change. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "'She is my soldier': Mom-to-be overcomes harrowing COVID-19 battle," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of radically

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Oct 2020

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“Radically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radically. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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