Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a series; seriatim.
  • In a serious manner; gravely; solemnly; in earnest; without levity: as, to think seriously of amending one's life.
  • In a grave or alarming degree or manner; so as to give ground for apprehension.

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

  • adverb manner In a serious or literal manner.
  • adverb speech act Used to attempt to introduce a serious point in a less serious conversation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a serious manner
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree

Etymologies

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serious +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I understand the value of rallying the troops, but enlisting Will Ferrell (whom I love!) and other celebrities at a time when so much of the country has been seriously, * seriously* lied to, to then in many ways reinforce those terrible frames ...

    MoveOn.org Hits a Health Care Nerve

  • I understand the value of rallying the troops, but enlisting Will Ferrell (whom I love!) and other celebrities at a time when so much of the country has been seriously, * seriously* lied to, to then in many ways reinforce those terrible frames ...

    MoveOn.org Hits a Health Care Nerve

  • If we want to take the term seriously, it might mean its fairer to defer to the elected branches of government.

    TRANSCRIPT: The Elena Kagan Hearings - Day 1

  • If we want to take the term seriously, it might mean its fairer to defer to the elected branches of government.

    Excerpts from Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.)

  • If we want to take the term seriously, it might mean its fairer to defer to the elected branches of government.

    TRANSCRIPT: The Elena Kagan Hearings - Day 1

  • "Anyone who takes the title seriously is missing the comedic aspect of the movie," says Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Weinstein Co.

    'Porno' Holds No Mirth for Some

  • "When you become Miss USA, you have to take the title seriously and you have to make good decisions, and Tara obviously didn't," Krueger said.

    Naughty, Naughty

  • As a Gen Y'er myself, I find anyone who uses the term seriously to be completely abhorrent, ignorant, misinformed and unnecessarily offensive.

    newmatilda.com - Comments

  • "Anyone who takes the title seriously is missing the comedic aspect of the movie," says Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Weinstein Co.

    Gawker

  • Taking her seriously is an insult to intelligent women everywhere.

    I'm 'saddened' by 'vicious attacks' on Palin, McCain says

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  • siriusly - in a bright manner

    April 26, 2008