terribly

[ ter-uh-blee ]
/ ˈtɛr ə bli /

adverb

in a terrible manner.
Informal. extremely; very: It's terribly late. I'm terribly sorry.

Origin of terribly

First recorded in 1520–30; terrible + -ly
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terribly

/ (ˈtɛrəblɪ) /

adverb

in a terrible manner
(intensifier)you're terribly kind
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Word Origin and History for terribly

terribly


adv.

"dreadfully," 1520s, see terrible + -ly (2); in the sense of "extremely" it is first recorded 1833; in the sense of "extremely badly" it dates from 1930.

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