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”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      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.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English sārlīċ; equivalent to sore +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɔːrliː/, /ˈsɛːrliː/, /ˈsɔːrliːtʃ(ə)/

Adverb[edit]

sorely

  1. strongly, forcefully; in a cruel manner.
  2. extremely, totally, very; by a lot.
  3. (rare) unhappily, glumly, bitterly; in a sad manner.
  4. (rare) lamentably, sorrily; in a miserable or sorry manner
  5. (rare) While hurt or injured.

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Adjective[edit]

sorely

  1. (rare) upset, distressed

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