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seriously

[ seer-ee-uhs-lee ]
/ ˈsɪər i əs li /
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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.
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Origin of seriously

First recorded in 1500–10; serious + -ly
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How to use seriously in a sentence

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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