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UK [ˈsɪərɪəslɪ] / US [ˈsɪrɪəslɪ] adverb
1) in a way that is bad or dangerous enough to make you worried
seriously ill/hurt/worried:

Was anyone in the car seriously hurt?


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with seriously
▪  damaged, hurt, ill, injured, worried
2) in a way that shows that you think something is important
think/consider seriously:

We have to think seriously about what we do next.

I'm seriously considering moving to France.

3) spoken really

Do you seriously think I'm going to lend you the car?

a) used for expressing surprise

"I'm thinking of leaving my wife." "Seriously?"

b) used for emphasizing that you really mean something

Seriously though, you can't keep lying to your parents.

4) informal very

He must be seriously rich.

a seriously attractive option

take someone/something seriously — to think that someone/something is important and should be given careful attention

Jonathan takes his gardening very seriously.

Don't take everything he says so seriously.


English dictionary. 2014.

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