Meaning of “deeply” in the English Dictionary

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"deeply" in British English

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deeplyadverb

uk /ˈdiːp.li/ us /ˈdiːp.li/

B2 extremely or strongly:

I'm deeply grateful to you.
We don't want to get too deeply involved with these people.
After 20 years of marriage, they're still deeply in love.

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  • The news of the accident shocked the family deeply.
  • She sighed deeply and sat down.
  • The radiant smile and the sparkle in her blue eyes were the clear signs of a woman still deeply in love.
  • The instructor told us to breathe in deeply and then breathe out slowly.
  • He was deeply wounded by her fierce criticism.

(Definition of “deeply” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deeply" in American English

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deeplyadverb

us /ˈdip·li/

extremely or strongly:

Everyone was deeply impressed by his performance.

(Definition of “deeply” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)