seriously

adverb se·ri·ous·ly

Definition of seriously

  1. 1 :  in a sincere manner :  earnestly <speaking seriously>

  2. 2 :  to a serious extent :  severely, extremely <seriously injured>

Examples of seriously in a sentence

  1. No one was seriously injured in the accident.

  2. I thought seriously about death while I was in the hospital.

  3. You should seriously consider buying a new car.

  4. You don't mean that seriously, do you?

  5. It was so hot that we nearly melted. But seriously, it was hotter than I've ever experienced.

  6. I think you are seriously mistaken.

1509

First Known Use of seriously

1509



SERIOUSLY Defined for English Language Learners

seriously

adverb se·ri·ous·ly

Definition of seriously for English Language Learners

  • : in a serious way

  • : to a large or great degree or extent


SERIOUSLY Defined for Kids

seriously

adverb se·ri·ous·ly \ˈsir-ē-əs-lē\

Definition of seriously for Students

  1. 1 :  in an earnest way <He takes his job seriously.>

  2. 2 :  in a literal way <Don't take me seriously. It was just a joke.>

  3. 3 :  to a large degree or extent <seriously wounded>



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