ordinarily

[ awr-dn-air-uh-lee, awr-dn-er-uh-lee ]
/ ˌɔr dnˈɛər ə li, ˈɔr dnˌɛr ə li /

adverb

most of the time; generally; usually: Ordinarily he wakes at seven.
in an unexceptional manner or fashion; modestly: a wealthy child who was dressed ordinarily.
to the usual extent; reasonably: to expect someone to be ordinarily honest.

Nearby words

  1. ordinal numbers,
  2. ordinal scale,
  3. ordinance,
  4. ordinand,
  5. ordinariate,
  6. ordinary,
  7. ordinary differential equation,
  8. ordinary grade,
  9. ordinary income,
  10. ordinary jubilee

Origin of ordinarily

First recorded in 1525–35; ordinary + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for ordinarily

ordinarily

/ (ˈɔːdənrɪlɪ, ˈɔːdəˌnɛrɪlɪ) /

adverb

in ordinary, normal, or usual practice; usually; normally
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