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English definition of “merrily”

merrily

adverb     /ˈmer.ɪ.li/
showing happiness or enjoyment: Her eyes sparkled merrily.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something informal without thinking about the result of what you are doing or about the problems it might cause: The factory has been merrily pumping chemical waste into the river for the past ten years.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring
(Definition of merrily adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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