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Definitions for seriously
se·ri·ous·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seriously, earnestly, in earnestadverb

    in a serious manner

    "talking earnestly with his son"; "she started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce"

  2. badly, severely, gravely, seriouslyadverb

    to a severe or serious degree

    "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"

Wiktionary

  1. seriouslyadverb

    In a serious or literal manner.

    He was hoping that we would take him seriously.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seriouslyadverb

    Gravely; solemnly; in earnest; without levity.

    Etymology: from serious.

    It cannot but be matter of very dreadful consideration to any one, sober and in his wits, to think seriously with himself, what horror and confusion must needs surprize that man, at the last day of account, who had led his whole life by one rule, when God intends to judge him by another. South.

    All laugh to find
    Unthinking plainness so o’erspread thy mind,
    That thou could’st seriously persuade the crowd
    To keep their oaths, and to believe a god. Dryden.

    Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Lactantius, and Arnobius, tell us, that this martyrdom first of all made them seriously inquisitive into that religion, which could endue the mind with so much strength, and overcome the fear of death, nay, raise an earnest desire of it, though it appeared in all its terrors. Addis.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seriously' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1874

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seriously' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1562

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seriously' in Adverbs Frequency: #156

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seriously in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seriously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of seriously in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Schmidt:

    It’s clear that people are taking this more seriously than they were a decade ago, but let’s not sugarcoat how big a challenge this is. It’s not a challenge for a week or a year or a decade. It’s going to be the challenge of the century.

  2. Jose Luis Meiszner:

    Today, let's put a giant question mark over the possibility of playing that Cup in the United States, the president of one of the confederations is under arrest, the companies that own the rights have had their funds blocked...nobody can seriously say that things in the future are going to be as foreseen.

  3. Carl Heneghan:

    Putting a graph out with the United States at the top and UK second is not helpful, but once you start to break it down by looking at the population we should be seriously asking questions about what's different, why are six countries disproportionately affected?

  4. Kristen Lee Costa:

    If you’re branded as being too argumentative, it will cause people to take you less seriously—even when you have a rational, legitimate gripe, it leads to low trust, and as a result, people will often avoid you.

  5. Pembroke College bursar Andrew Cates:

    As a college which prides itself on the high standard of its cuisine and wants all our students of diverse background to feel a valued part of our community, we encourage our catering staff to take the views of any of our students seriously.

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