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 Chief Isaac said policing has radically changed to serve people better in recent decades and will continue to do so. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "'8 Can't Wait' police reform: How does Cincinnati stack up?," 1 Aug. 2020 Butler is adding something radically new to that tradition: portraiture. Liz Logan, Smithsonian Magazine, "Artist Bisa Butler Stitches Together the African American Experience," 24 July 2020 Such an approach, though, necessarily focuses on being more of an alternative to Trump than offering radically new political ideas. Stephen Ohlemacher, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination," 7 June 2020 Such an approach, though, necessarily focuses on being more of an alternative to Trump than offering radically new political ideas. Time, "Joe Biden Formally Secures Democratic Presidential Nomination," 6 June 2020 New health and safety guidelines could mean a radically new standard for traveling altogether. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "The Costs of Europe’s Soon-to-Be-Lost Summer," 4 June 2020 That’s much like the radically new way Nelson and a small number of other pioneering students have been experiencing college. Jon Marcus, Wired, "More Students Are ‘Stacking’ Credentials en Route to a Degree," 2 June 2020 Hong Kong has long been a bastion of online freedom on the digital border of China’s tightly managed Internet, but its status changed radically in just a week. Paul Mozur, BostonGlobe.com, "In Hong Kong, a proxy battle over Internet freedom begins," 7 July 2020 They must be radically reformed and reduced to minimize their adverse effects. John Horgan, Scientific American, "Let's Defund the Pentagon, Too," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of radically

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Radically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radically. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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