radically

adverb
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

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The Dead Kennedys changed their sound radically from album to album. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "Punk legend Jello Biafra at 60: still in San Francisco, and speaking his mind," 13 June 2018 His bio was changed to reflect his new ambitions: After an honorable discharge, Joe committed himself to more peaceful action, shifting his attitude radically from warrior to peacenik to mirror the new political climate. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Yo, Joe: How a 12-Inch Soldier Doll Became a Toy Legend," 9 Apr. 2019 Hulu The final moments of season two of The Handmaid’s Tale don’t seem to radically shift the series’ status quo. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 was masterful. But it may have broken the show.," 11 July 2018 The future of global positioning is uncertain, since space is changing so radically. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Inside the Locked Rooms Where They Protect GPS," 22 Mar. 2019 The 60-year-old prop stylist and interior decorator, who had recently walked Comey’s spring show, brandished silver-wheat curls that looked radically fresh. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, "Should I Break Up With My Hair Colorist to Go Gray?," 22 Mar. 2019 Remaining nonplussed in the face of extreme bodily risk is all in a day’s work for Vikander, who has made a career out of shape-shifting seamlessly into radically strong female characters in thoughtful indie films and commercial blockbusters alike. Harper's BAZAAR, "Alicia Vikander Leaps to New Heights—in Life and Fashion," 13 Mar. 2019 The 1979 islamic revolution in Iran radically upset the country’s relationship with the United States. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Iran’s Aging American-Made Jets Could Fly Through the 2040s," 11 Feb. 2019 Form factor: Intel and its partners don’t plan on radically redesigning the PC with much beyond the 2-in-1 and clamshell designs already on the market, Newman said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Inside Project Athena: How Intel and PC makers are creating the ultra-responsive laptops of tomorrow," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of radically

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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