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"terribly" in British English

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terriblyadverb

uk   /ˈter.ə.bli/  us   /ˈter.ə.bli/
  • terribly adverb (VERY BADLY)

B2 very badly: I slept terribly last night.

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  • terribly adverb (VERY MUCH)

B1 mainly UK very: I'm terribly pleased to hear that you've got a job. I was terribly sorry to hear about the death of your mother.

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

"terribly" in American English

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terriblyadverb

 us   /ˈter·ə·bli/
(usually about something bad or unpleasant) very much: I’m terribly disappointed I couldn’t be there.
Sometimes terribly is used to emphasize something good: I’m terribly excited about tonight’s show.
(Definition of terribly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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