Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb To an excessive degree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Greatly; hugely; mightily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Low Excessively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a way that entirely consumes one
  • adverb deucedly; extremely

Etymologies

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consumed +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Whereon Miss Wynter, after a second's pause, gives way and laughs "consumedly," as they would have said long, long years before her pretty features saw the light.

    A Little Rebel A Novel

  • a centre, swept over the circumference of all beings within his reach, and returned crying, 'Give, give,' as if he were demanding a universal sphere for the exercise of the savage scorn which dwelt within him, and as if he laughed not more 'consumedly' at others than he did at himself.

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete

  • a centre, swept over the circumference of all beings within his reach, and returned crying, 'Give, give,' as if he were demanding a universal sphere for the exercise of the savage scorn which dwelt within him, and as if he laughed not more 'consumedly' at others than he did at himself.

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Volume 3

  • Besides, I saw my friend, the journeyman dyer, in close confabulation with a pea-green personage of his own profession, and was conscious, like Scrub, that they talked of me, because they laughed consumedly.

    Redgauntlet

  • 'Well, the glass is not what I patronise,' said Sir Theophilus; 'it hips me so consumedly the next day; no, I can't patronise the glass.'

    Camilla

  • The ladies laughed consumedly at the squabble; and, making peace between the Kalandars and the Porter, seated the new guests before meat and they ate.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Suppose, now, that in the mouse tribe there should rise up one claiming rights and powers for himself above the rest, would ye not laugh consumedly?

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • ‘Are you married, Jack?’ says I, remembering how consumedly in love he was with his cousin Letty Lovelace, when the

    The Book of Snobs

  • With such eyebrows, and a look so decidedly bilious, how was he to extract that money from the governor, of which George was consumedly in want?

    Vanity Fair

  • He pointed to a heap of five or six hundred letters, and laughed consumedly.

    New Grub Street

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