se|ri|ous|lyW2S2 [ˈsıəriəsli US ˈsır-] adv1.) very much or to a great degreeseriously 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, especially because something is important▪ It's time we talked seriously about our relationship.b) [sentence adverb] spokenused to show that what you say next is not a joke▪ Seriously though , I think Toby likes you.3.) take sb/sth seriouslyto believe that someone or something is worth your attention or respect▪ As a teacher, it's important that the kids take you seriously.▪ It's only a joke - don't take it seriously!4.) seriously?spoken used to ask someone if they really mean what they have just said▪ 'The job's yours.' 'Seriously?'
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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 */*/*/ — 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,… … English 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 — [[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