Definitions for personallyˈpɜr sə nl i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•son•al•lyˈpɜr sə nl i(adv.)

  1. in person; directly:

    I thanked them personally.

  2. as if intended for or directed at oneself:

    Don't take his comments personally.

  3. as regards oneself:

    Personally, I don't care to go.

  4. as a person:

    I like her personally, but not as a boss.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. personally(adverb)

    as yourself

    "speaking personally, I would not want to go"

  2. personally(adverb)

    as a person

    "he is personally repulsive"

  3. personally(adverb)

    in a personal way

    "he took her comments personally"

  4. personally, in person(adverb)

    in the flesh; without involving anyone else

    "I went there personally"; "he appeared in person"

  5. personally(adverb)

    concerning the speaker

    "personally, I find him stupid"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. personally(adverb)ˈpɜr sə nl i

    done by or involving the person mentioned, not sb else

    He came over to give it to me personally.; Did you know him personally?

  2. personallyˈpɜr sə nl i

    indicates you are going to give your own opinion

    I know it's not popular but, personally, I like it!

  3. personallyˈpɜr sə nl i

    to be upset by what sb says because you think they are criticizing you

    It's hard to be honest when she always takes everything so personally.


  1. personally(Adverb)

    In a personal manner

  2. personally(Adverb)

    in person

  3. personally(Adverb)

    Concerning oneself.

    Personally, I think that...

  4. personally(Adverb)

    As a person.

    I like you personally, but as a colleague you are useless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personally(adverb)

    in a personal manner; by bodily presence; in person; not by representative or substitute; as, to deliver a letter personally

  2. Personally(adverb)

    with respect to an individual; as regards the person; individually; particularly

  3. Personally(adverb)

    with respect to one's individuality; as regards one's self; as, personally I have no feeling in the matter


  1. Personally

    Personally is a 1991 album by Danny Robas.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3962

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1773

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personally' in Adverbs Frequency: #259

Translations for personally

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in one's own opinion

Personally, I prefer the other.

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