- in a serious manner: He shook his head seriously.
- to an alarmingly grave extent: seriously ill.
- with genuine, earnest intent; sincerely: Seriously, kids, we have to get home before dark.
Origin of seriously
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordspassionately, sincerely, earnestly, vigorously, actively, severely, sorely, badly, very, intensely, acutely, grievously, gravely, down, intently, resolutely, sedately, soberly, solemnly, zealously
Examples from the Web for seriously
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
All 101 passengers survived but four were seriously injured.Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes?
December 30, 2014
At least some people had seen the posting and failed to notify the authorities, hopefully because they had not taken it seriously.Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn
December 21, 2014
Hitchcock's drinking, a problem for some time, got seriously worse.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The basketball game was the final engagement on a seriously busy day for the young royals.When Your Royalty Met Ours: Kate Meets Bey Courtside
December 9, 2014
Even in antiquity the wiseacres took our royal buffoon too seriously.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Demarest was seriously disturbed by the situation that had developed.Within the Law
His lower orders are all food for comedy or farce: he will not treat them seriously.The Man Shakespeare
He was seriously injured, but was stated in a London paper of August 21 to be out of danger.Handel
Edward J. Dent
He was seriously wounded, and fell into the hands of the enemy.Ridgeway
- in a serious manner or to a serious degree
- informal extremely or remarkablyseriously tall
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Word Origin and History for seriously
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