royally

adverb
roy·​al·​ly | \ ˈrȯi-ə-lē How to pronounce royally (audio) \

Definition of royally

1 : by persons of royal rank or lineage … a royally bred race horse …— Peter Winants royally appointed secretaries …— Chester G. Starr Soon, high-caste canines were so much in demand that royally bred hounds from the kennels of the Czar of Russia and the Queen of England were sent to Westminster and offered to the title-dazzled American public …— Wendy Insinger
2 : to a standard befitting royalty : extremely well and luxuriously Throughout my two-day visit at each institution I was treated royally, almost as though I were a font of wisdom bubbling forth vintage champagne.— Vincent G. Dethier "Here they are, queens all three, I think. You'll be waited on royally. Now let's go see the paradise I promised you."— Heather Albano Come in, and let us banquet royally— William Shakespeare
3 informal : to a high degree used as an intensive … screws things up royally— Daniel Menaker… their apartments have been royally trashed.— Lee ChildHe hadn't intended to make a speech. And it wasn't even what he had planned to say to them. He had gotten royally sidetracked.— Maggie DavisIt doesn't take long to learn that a lie always unravels and that it always ends up making you feel royally cruddy.— Amy Krouse Rosenthal

First Known Use of royally

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Royally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/royally. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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royally

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of royally

: by a king or queen
: in a way suitable for a king or queen
US, informal used to add emphasis to statements that usually express anger, frustration, etc.

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