majorly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

major +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

majorly (not comparable)

  1. (informal) significantly; very, very much
    • 1984, Joseph Westlund, Shakespeare's Reparative Comedies: A Psychoanalytic View of the Middle Plays, University of Chicago Press, Page 92
      “Campus police break up parties routinely, but nobody really gets majorly busted.”
    • 2000, Scholastic, Inc. Staff (eds), Diary of a Junior Year, Scholastic Paperbacks, Page 135
      The thing is I am majorly stressing because I have no prom date set up.
    • 2004, John Ringo & Julie Cochrane, Cally's War, Baen Books
      The Taco Hell was okay the last time I tried it, but that was a few months ago when I was majorly low on cash.
    • 2005, Lauren Mechling, Laura Moser, The Rise and Fall of a 10th-grade Social Climber, Graphia Books, Page 173
      “Mimi, here’s the thing. When somebody in that crowd goes and does something majorly out of control like that, it’s only a matter of days before the rest of the girls in school make sure they've caught up. [...]”
  2. mostly, primarily
    • 1930, American Orthopsychiatric Association, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, American Orthopsychiatric Association, Page 634
      Significant contrasts can be drawn between the course of personality development in which children are majorly reared by grandparents who have [...]
    • 1963, Royal Economic Society (Great Britain) and British Economic Association, The Economic Journal: The Quarterly Journey of the British Economic Association, Macmillan, Page 686
      This is due not solely, or even majorly, to the fact the above type of analysis concerns itself primarily with what will happen in the long run.
    • 2000, Bernard F. Feldman, Joseph G. Zinkl, Nemi C. Jain (eds), Schalm's Veterinary Hematology, Blackwell Publishing, Page 260
      This chapter is majorly devoted to the primary immunodeficiencies that have been documented in domestic animals.

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