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Meaning of seriously by Wiktionary Dictionary

seriously


    Etymology

    serious +‎ -ly

    Pronunciation

    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈsɪɹiəsli/, /ˈsiɹiəsli/

    Adverb

    seriously ( comparative more seriously, superlative most seriously )

    1. ( manner ) In a serious or literal manner .
      He was hoping that we would take him seriously .
    2. ( speech act ) Used to attempt to introduce a serious point in a less serious conversation
      Now, seriously, why did the chicken cross the road?


Explanation of seriously by Wordnet Dictionary

seriously


    Adverb
    1. to a severe or serious degree

    2. was seriously ill
    3. in a serious manner

    4. a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce