1. in a serious manner
- a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce
Similar word(s): earnestly
2. to a severe or serious degree
- was seriously ill
Sentences with seriously as an adverb:
- He was hoping that we would take him seriously.
- Jimmy jokingly called Bob a doofus. Bob took the insult seriously.
- Now, seriously, why did you forget to feed the cat today?
- You baked 10 cakes. Seriously, why did you do that?