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seriously (adv.)

c. 1500, from serious + -ly (2). To take (something) seriously is from 1782.

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Definitions of seriously from WordNet

seriously (adv.)
in a serious manner;
a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce
Synonyms: earnestly / in earnest
seriously (adv.)
to a severe or serious degree;
was seriously ill
Synonyms: badly / severely / gravely
From wordnet.princeton.edu