rad·​i·​cal·​ly ˈra-di-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce radically (audio)
: in origin or essence
: in a radical or extreme manner

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 1849, Brooks Brothers introduced the ready-to-wear suit to American consumers, radically changing how people dressed. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 Bono’s singing has changed radically over the years, as he’s found new vocal ranges, more often going for the croon than the belt. Joe Gross, Rolling Stone, 14 Mar. 2023 But the situation changed radically for the social media giant and other tech companies as pandemic restrictions eased and people returned to their offline lives. Catherine Thorbecke, CNN, 14 Mar. 2023 The popularity of cloud and SaaS has radically changed how modern enterprises design and deploy innovation. James Beecham, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 One way to win an Oscar is to radically change one’s appearance. Odie Henderson, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Mar. 2023 Consider these reads Justin, Hailey and Selena:The harmful nature of 'shipping' celebrities 'Stan' culture needs to stop:Or at least radically change. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 The courts provide enduring leadership and ensure that Congress and the president don’t try to radically change our Republic. WSJ, 28 Feb. 2023 The corporate structure was radically changed again barely three years later when WarnerMedia and Discovery merged in 2022. Michael Schneider, Variety, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of radically was in the 15th century

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“Radically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radically. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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