Definition of mightily in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪtɪli/


1With a lot of force; fiercely: Holly struggled mightily with her mother over doing her homework
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  • The young man shouted, still struggling mightily against two exhausted police cadets.
  • He says he blames himself mightily for not pushing harder.
  • Despite the lackluster dialogue, the cast strives mightily to bring some sincerity to their roles.
extremely, exceedingly, enormously, vastly, immensely, tremendously, hugely, markedly, remarkably, abundantly;
informal majorly, mega, oh-so
informal, dated devilish
North American informal mighty, plumb
strenuously, energetically, powerfully, heavily, hard, with all one's might, with might and main, all out, heartily, vigorously, with vigour, forcefully, with force, forcibly, with great effort, fiercely, intensely, eagerly, industriously, diligently, assiduously, conscientiously, enthusiastically, sedulously, with application, earnestly, with perseverance, persistently, indefatigably
informal like billy-o, like mad, like crazy
2To a great or impressive extent; enormously: this little town has contributed mightily to the life of the nation [as submodifier]: I am mightily relieved that it is all over
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  • In the last few decades, I think the business has erred mightily in both directions.
  • From the outside, the hotel is mightily impressive.
  • The council will, no doubt, feel mightily aggrieved.

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