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English definition of “personally”


adverb    /ˈpɜr·sə·nəl·i/
Personally can refer to yourself or your own opinion : Personally, I think their marriage won’t last. I haven’t been there personally, but I’ve read a lot about it. If you do something personally, you do it yourself rather than asking someone else to do it: He plans to personally direct the fund-raising drive . He believes that parents should be made personally responsible for their children’s behavior . Personally also refers to an intentionally offensive remark about someone’s character or appearance or which is understood as being critical : Please don’t take this personally, but I think you need to brush your teeth .
(Definition of personally adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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