seriously

adverb se·ri·ous·ly \ ˈsir-ē-əs-lē \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of seriously

1 :in a sincere manner :earnestly
  • speaking seriously
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.

Recent Examples of seriously from the Web

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First Known Use of seriously

1509



SERIOUSLY Defined for English Language Learners

seriously

adverb

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 :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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