sorely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sore +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

sorely (comparative more sorely, superlative most sorely)

  1. In a sore or desperate manner.
    • 2011 October 29, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 3 - 5 Arsenal”, BBC Sport:
      If Chelsea hoped this blow would have a detrimental effect on Arsenal, they were to be sorely mistaken as the Gunners surged forward after the restart.