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ˈpɜr sə nl iper·son·al·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word personally.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. personallyadverb

    as yourself

    "speaking personally, I would not want to go"

  2. personallyadverb

    as a person

    "he is personally repulsive"

  3. personallyadverb

    in a personal way

    "he took her comments personally"

  4. personally, in personadverb

    in the flesh; without involving anyone else

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

  5. personallyadverb

    concerning the speaker

    "personally, I find him stupid"


  1. personallyadverb

    In a personal manner

  2. personallyadverb

    in person

  3. personallyadverb

    Concerning oneself.

    Personally, I think that...

  4. personallyadverb

    As a person.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Personallyadverb

    Etymology: from personal.

    Approbation not only they give, who personally declare their assent by voice, sign or act, but also when others do it in their names. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 10.

    I could not personally deliver to her
    What you commanded me, but by her woman
    I sent your message. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    There are many reasons, why matters of such a wonderful nature should not be taken notice of by those Pagan writers, who lived before our Saviour’s disciples had personally appeared among them. Addison.

    She bore a mortal hatred to the house of Lancaster, and personally to the king. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    The converted man is personally the same he was before, and is neither born nor created a-new in a proper literal sense. John Rogers, Sermons.


  1. Personally

    Personally is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff which was released as the lead single from her 1982 album Wild Heart of the Young. The song is Bonoff's only Top 40 hit single.


  1. personally

    Personally refers to something done or experienced directly by a particular individual or used when expressing a personal opinion or belief. It can also mean relating to a person's private life, relationships, and emotions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personallyadverb

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

  2. Personallyadverb

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

  3. Personallyadverb

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of personally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of personally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of personally in a Sentence

  1. Gervais Rufyikiri:

    I took the decision to leave the country because I was personally threatened, all who are against the third term are threatened. I personally was fearing for my security since I saw some signals.

  2. Warren Bennis:

    The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need.

  3. Jason Chaffetz:

    Personally I don't want to see the budget caps busted, and if we're going to raise the debt ceiling, I personally would like to see more major reforms.

  4. Ken Mehlman:

    I can't change the fact that I wasn’t in this place personally when I was in politics, and I genuinely regret that. It was very hard, personally,”

  5. Marc Trahan:

    I know Dr Winterkorn personally. I know these guys personally. There is no way they would have allowed this to continue if they had known that U.S. laws were being broken.

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