radically

[ rad-ik-lee ]
/ ˈræd ɪk li /

adjective

with regard to origin or root.
in a complete or basic manner; thoroughly; fundamentally.

Nearby words

  1. radical right,
  2. radical sign,
  3. radicalism,
  4. radicality,
  5. radicalize,
  6. radicand,
  7. radicant,
  8. radicchio,
  9. radicel,
  10. radices

Origin of radically

First recorded in 1600–10; radical + -ly

Related formsnon·rad·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for radically

radically

/ (ˈrædɪkəlɪ) /

adverb

thoroughly; completely; fundamentallyto alter radically
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Word Origin and History for radically

radically

adv.

c.1600, "thoroughly;" 1620s with reference to roots and origins, from radical (adj.) + -ly (2).

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