greatly [adv] considerably abundantly, by much, conspicuously, eminently, emphatically, enormously, exceedingly, exceptionally, extremely, famously, glaringly, highly, hugely, immeasurably, immensely, incalculably, incomparably, incredibly, indeed, infinitely, in great measure, inimitably, intensely, largely, markedly, mightily, most, much, notably, on a large scale, powerfully, remarkably, strikingly, superlatively, supremely, surpassingly, tremendously, vastly, very much; concepts 537,569,772 —Ant. inconsiderably, insignificantly, unremarkably

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  • Greatly — Great ly, adv. 1. In a great degree; much. [1913 Webster] I will greatly multiply thy sorrow. Gen. iii. 16. [1913 Webster] 2. Nobly; illustriously; magnanimously. [1913 Webster] By a high fate thou greatly didst expire. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greatly — c.1200, from GREAT (Cf. great) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Cf. M.Du. grotelike, Du. grootelijks …   Etymology dictionary

  • greatly — iargely, mostly, chiefly, mainly, principally, generally …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • greatly — ► ADVERB ▪ very much …   English terms dictionary

  • greatly — great|ly W3 [ˈgreıtli] adv formal extremely or very much greatly increased/reduced ▪ The cost of repairs has greatly increased in recent years. ▪ All offers of help will be greatly appreciated . ▪ The quality of health care varies greatly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • greatly — adverb Date: 13th century 1. to a great extent or degree ; very much < contributed greatly to improved relations > < not greatly bothered > 2. in a great manner ; nobly, magnanimously < a man may live greatly in the law O. W. Holmes †1935 > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • greatly — great|ly [ greıtli ] adverb ** very much: Your support is greatly appreciated. greatly reduced costs The houses vary greatly in size …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • greatly — [[t]gre͟ɪtli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v, ADV adj (emphasis) You use greatly to emphasize the degree or extent of something. [FORMAL] People would benefit greatly from a pollution free vehicle... We were greatly honoured that Sheik Hasina took… …   English dictionary

  • greatly */*/ — UK [ˈɡreɪtlɪ] / US adverb very much greatly reduced costs The houses vary greatly in size. Your support is greatly appreciated …   English dictionary

  • greatly — adverb a) Nobly; magnanimously. Expenses greatly exceeded revenues. b) To a great extent or degree. He was more greatly beloved than anyone in living memory …   Wiktionary

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