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truly (adv.)

Old English treowlice, from treowe (see true (adj.)). Similar formation in Dutch treuwelijk, German getreulich, Swedish troligen.

updated on April 27, 2017

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Definitions of truly from WordNet

truly (adv.)
in accordance with truth or fact or reality;
she was now truly American
Synonyms: genuinely / really
truly (adv.)
by right;
Synonyms: rightfully
truly (adv.)
with sincerity; without pretense;
we are truly sorry for the inconvenience
Synonyms: sincerely / unfeignedly
truly (adv.)
in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers);
a truly awful book
Synonyms: in truth / really
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