relating to the body or its appearance: He is not physically attractive.
according to what exists in the physical world as perceived by the senses: It's not physically possible because of the laws of gravity.
in a way that involves rough body contact or strenuous physical activity:a physically abusive spouse;a physically demanding sport.

Origin of physically

First recorded in 1580–90; physical + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Physically he had considerably improved, but mentally he was not yet recovered.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Physically he had undoubtedly improved; his legs had hardened and smoothed down.


    W. A. Fraser

  • Physically, she did not interest him; in fact, the whole business bored him.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Physically speaking, so far the result has been satisfactory.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Her love affairs had left her with affections crushed and physically disabled.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt