Definition of deeply in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdiːpli/


1Far down or in: he breathed deeply
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  • He had been nervous at the start, rocking on his heels and breathing deeply before going on.
  • It is startling to realise how deeply the monarchy is embedded in the nation.
  • He breathes in deeply, then starts sobbing and leaves the room to be comforted by his wife and lawyer.
2Intensely: Richard felt her loss very deeply [as submodifier]: she was deeply hurt
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  • This has hurt me deeply, and I will do my best to be more thoughtful and articulate in the future.
  • It is only now he can reflect light-heartedly on an experience that hurt him deeply.
  • Kaerin grimaced at the sight of her like that, obviously what he had said had hurt her deeply.
greatly, enormously, extremely, very much, to a great extent/degree;
strongly, powerfully, profoundly, intensely, keenly, sharply, acutely;
thoroughly, completely, entirely;
severely, awfully, terribly, painfully, desperately
informal well, seriously, majorly, jolly, oh-so
North American informal mighty, plumb
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