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Meaning of “seriously” - Learner’s Dictionary

seriously

adverb     /ˈsɪəriəsli/
SERIOUS WAY
B1 in a serious way: seriously injured Smoking can seriously damage your health.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
NOT A JOKE
B2 used to show that what you are going to say is not a joke: Seriously though, you mustn't say that.Lacking humour
take sb/sth seriously
B2 to believe that someone or something is important and that you should pay attention to them: The police have to take any terrorist threat seriously.Very important or urgent
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