seriously

[ seer-ee-uh s-lee ]
/ ˈsɪər i əs li /

adverb

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.

Nearby words

  1. seringa,
  2. seringapatam,
  3. seriocomic,
  4. serious,
  5. serious-minded,
  6. seriousness,
  7. seriplane,
  8. serjeant,
  9. serjeant at arms,
  10. serjeant at law

Origin of seriously

First recorded in 1500–10; serious + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for seriously

seriously

/ (ˈsɪərɪəslɪ) /

adverb

in a serious manner or to a serious degree
informal extremely or remarkablyseriously tall
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Word Origin and History for seriously

seriously

adv.

c.1500, from serious + -ly (2). To take (something) seriously is from 1782.

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