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UK [ˈsɪərɪəslɪ] / US [ˈsɪrɪəslɪ]
1) in a way that is bad or dangerous enough to make you worriedseriously ill/hurt/worried:
Was anyone in the car seriously hurt?•
Adjectives frequently used with seriously
▪ damaged, hurt, ill, injured, worried2) in a way that shows that you think something is importantthink/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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seriously — c.1500, from SERIOUS (Cf. serious) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). To take (something) seriously is from 1782 … Etymology dictionary
seriously — [adv1] not humorously actively, all joking aside*, cool it*, cut the comedy*, determinedly, down, earnestly, fervently, for real*, gravely, in all conscience, in all seriousness, in earnest, intently, passionately, purposefully, resolutely,… … New thesaurus
seriously — index purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
seriously — ► ADVERB ▪ in a serious manner or to a serious extent … English terms dictionary
seriously — se|ri|ous|ly [ sıriəsli ] 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? 2. ) in a way that shows that you think something is important:… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
seriously — adverb 1 in a serious way: I think it s about time we talked seriously about our relationship. | Is she seriously ill? | I m seriously concerned about Ben. 2 take sb/sth seriously to believe that someone or something is worth paying attention to… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
seriously — se|ri|ous|ly W2S2 [ˈsıəriəsli US ˈsır ] adv 1.) very much or to a great degree seriously ill/injured/damaged etc ▪ Was she seriously hurt? ▪ I m seriously worried about Ben. ▪ Something was seriously wrong . 2.) a) in a way that is not joking,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
seriously — [[t]sɪ͟əriəsli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with cl You use seriously to indicate that you are not joking and that you really mean what you say. Seriously, I only smoke in the evenings. 2) CONVENTION (feelings) You say seriously when you are surprised by … English dictionary
seriously — adverb 1) Faye nodded seriously Syn: solemnly, earnestly, gravely, soberly, somberly, sternly, grimly, dourly, humorlessly; pensively, thoughtfully 2) she was seriously injured Syn … Thesaurus of popular words
seriously*/*/ — [ˈsɪəriəsli] adv 1) in a way that is bad or dangerous enough to make you worried Was anyone in the car seriously hurt?[/ex] 2) in a way that shows that you think something is important and should be thought about carefully We have to think… … Dictionary for writing and speaking English