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seriously meaning

EN[ˈsɪɹiəsli] [ˈsiɹiəsli]
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    Definition of seriously in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore seriouslySUPmost seriouslyPREséri-SUF-ly
    1. (manner) In a serious or literal manner.
      1. He was hoping that we would take him seriously.
      2. Jimmy jokingly called Bob a doofus. Bob took the insult seriously.
    2. (speech act) Used to attempt to introduce a serious point in a less serious conversation.
      1. Now, seriously, why did you forget to feed the cat today?
    3. (speech act) Used to call back to a previous point, either in disbelief or emphasis.
      1. You baked 10 cakes. Seriously, why did you do that?
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • After having an affair with a junior, her chances of promotion were seriously jeopardised.
      • The project would seriously go down the pan if Mrs. Foster weren't here to keep it on the straight and narrow.
      • Yet another seriously under-par performance is unlikely to provide any real answers to their remarkable plummet in form - but it proves they can at least churn out a much-needed result.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Manner adverbs
        • Sentence adverbs
          • Speech-act adverbs
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ly

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en seriousley
        2. en curiously
        3. en furiously
        4. en variously
        5. en nervously
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of seriously for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "seriously" is an adverb, more specifically, a manner adverb and a sentence adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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