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drastic +‎ -ally.


drastically (comparative more drastically, superlative most drastically)

  1. To a drastic degree.
    This recession has been drastically different.
    drastically reduced prices
  2. In a drastic manner.
    Lisa always wore shorts and a T-shirt, which clashed drastically with her brother's thick winter coat.
    • 1920, America, volume 22, page 255:
      It explains why a Democratic Congress foisted Prohibition on the country and a Republican Congress drastically legislated to enforce it, when ordinarily the two parties are only too anxious for any political stick to beat each other with.
    • 1928, The Atlantic Monthly, volume 141, page 558:
      Seldom have democratic principles been so drastically enacted into law.
    • 1933, The China Critic, volume 6, page 428:
      A uniform marriage and divorce law must be drastically enacted by the Central Government and rigidly administrated by the higher courts.


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