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English definition of “merrily”

merrily

adverb uk   /ˈmer.ɪ.li/ us  
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
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