seriously

adverb
se·​ri·​ous·​ly | \ ˈsir-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce seriously (audio) \

Definition of seriously

1 : in a sincere manner : earnestly speaking seriously
2 : to a serious extent : severely, extremely seriously injured

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Examples of seriously in a Sentence

No one was seriously injured in the accident. I thought seriously about death while I was in the hospital. You should seriously consider buying a new car. You don't mean that seriously, do you? It was so hot that we nearly melted. But seriously, it was hotter than I've ever experienced. I think you are seriously mistaken.
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Recent Examples on the Web

What does track is Spears feeling like the people around her don't take her requests seriously. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "All Miley Cyrus' Black Mirror Episode Makes Me Think About Is Britney Spears," 6 June 2019 Byrne didn’t know it then, but the FBI took his request seriously. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "He asked the FBI to analyze ‘Bigfoot’ hair 40 years ago and never heard back. Until now.," 6 June 2019 Many of the leading characters in the national meltdown don’t even take themselves seriously, let alone require us to. Tina Brown, Time, "Tina Brown: How Britain Lost the Plot Over Brexit," 6 June 2019 For now, when Elsa and Arsen object to a photo or a social media post, they are encouraged to explain why, and Pete and Alison take those points seriously. Caitlin Gibson, Twin Cities, "Gen Z kids are the stars of their parents’ social media — and they have opinions about that," 5 June 2019 Carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, celery, sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes and frozen peas (seriously, try it) are our staples. Alison Sherwood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "On-the-go, kid-friendly picnic spots in Milwaukee (and foods) for summer fun and memories," 5 June 2019 Other names were used at times, such as for the typhoon that seriously damaged the U.S. Navy's Third Fleet on June 5, 1945. al.com, "Why do we name hurricanes?," 4 June 2019 For now, when Elsa and Arsen object to a photo or a social media post, they are encouraged to explain why, and Pete and Alison take those points seriously. Caitlin Gibson, Anchorage Daily News, "Gen Z kids are the stars of their parents’ social media - and they have opinions about that," 4 June 2019 However, the fact that the FTC obtained Justice Department approval to take the lead on Facebook antitrust issues certainly suggests the agency is taking the issue seriously. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Facebook, Google stocks fall on imminent antitrust probes," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of seriously

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of seriously was in 1509

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More Definitions for seriously

seriously

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of seriously

: in a serious way
: to a large or great degree or extent

seriously

adverb
se·​ri·​ous·​ly | \ ˈsir-ē-əs-lē\

Kids Definition of seriously

1 : in an earnest way He takes his job seriously.
2 : in a literal way Don't take me seriously. It was just a joke.
3 : to a large degree or extent seriously wounded

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